Daley calls for probe into possible petition fraud

December 4, 2010 3:52:09 PM PST
Mayor Daley called Saturday for federal and state investigations into allegations that some candidates who want to succeed him filed fraudulent petitions.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that two notary publics say their names were forged on mayoral nominating petitions.

Reporters asked for Daley's reaction Saturday.

"There should be a federal investigation, state investigation. If I did that, the feds would be right after me tomorrow. They'd be chasing me down the street. 'Mayor Daley did this.' That's a federal investigation. When you're a candidate, you have to make sure that these petitions are correct. That's your responsibility. That's number one," said Daley.

The mayor spoke after joining other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Valley Forge Park field house on Chicago's Southwest Side.

The 10,000-sq.-ft. park facility is described as state of the art and environmentally friendly.


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