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article imageSpitzer Resigns, Effective March 17

By Nikki Weingartner     Mar 12, 2008 in Politics
In light of the recent controversy over his tirade of illegal debauchery, Governor Eliot Spitzer has made the decision to resign as Governor of New York. This came after heated pressure by the Republican Party for his involvement in a prostitution ring.
A recent report by Can Tran, a Citizen Journalist here on Digital Journal, reported that New York’s Governor who was under pressure to either resign or face impeachment by Republican lawmakers, had begun to draw up resignation papers.
According to a report, the resignation letter, which was drafted yesterday, will be submitted to the New York Secretary of State this morning.
Lt. Governor Paterson will be sworn in shortly after Spitzer’s official resignation, becoming the first African-American and first disabled Governor of New York. He is legally blind.
Spitzer made a public apology just two days ago, stating that he had violated his obligations to both his family and his sense of right and wrong.
His public resignation announcement is expected to air on television at 11:30 a.m. ET.
UPDATE (2 pm ET): WNBC report states His resignation will formally take place on Monday to allow for more time to have a transition team put in place.
UPDATE: He just resigned publically on TV. As of Monday March 17, 2008.
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