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You’re elected…now resign

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2012

The old saying goes that in Chicago, even the dead get to vote. As the recent primary proves, even the arrested get elected. One week after facing a federal bribery charge, state Representative Derrick Smith has won the Democratic primary by a landslide. Now Democratic leaders want him to resign amid a U.S. House investigation. But Smith’s supporters say he’s innocent until proven guilty and should stay.

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