US Senator George Voinovich from Ohio, former Ohio Governor from 1991 to 1999, released a statement Wednesday on Ohio voters passage of Issue 3.
The Issue 3 referendum vote was over whether or not to change the State’s Constitution and allow four casinos to be built in Ohio at Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.
US Senator Voinovich’s statement:
I am terribly disappointed. As a result of the passage of Issue 3 there will be a great deal of pain and suffering in Ohio – I feel for the families of those who will experience casinos for the first time in their lives and, once lured in, will become addicted to gambling. I predict there will be a particularly heavy burden on the city of Cleveland, whose poverty rate is already one of the highest in the nation. The jobs promised will not be forthcoming. I expect those who supported Issue 3 to be responsible for making sure the promises made are promises kept. And, I intend to be their conscience.
The television station providing this statement, noted that counties inside its viewing area voted no on the issue. Â They also have a “Daily News Poll” question:
The Senator’s official website doesn’t mention this statement.