Last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a blockbuster report that revealed that the Attorney General had dropped an investigation that found at least four city Democrats taking bribes.
Kane fought back against these charges, insisting that the case was poorly managed, the informant used was not reliable and that there was evidence of racial targeting in the case. She also noted that the case was closed before she even took office.
So, we decided to ask our readers what you thought Kane should have done. By a narrow margin, about 51%, or 337 voters, felt Kane should have brought charges.
Meanwhile 320 readers responded that Kane made the right decision to drop the case.
Interestingly, those backing Kane initially held a small yet steady lead in the voting. On Saturday, though, Thomas Fitzgerald revealed that Kane appeared at a meeting with the Inquirer’s Editorial Board alongside noted defamation attorney Richard Sprague, who spoke on her behalf.
The press reacted negatively toward the Attorney General’s action and the fact that she had hired a lawyer, as well as the blistering coverage it received, may have been the factor that swayed the vote.
The full results of the poll are included below:
Did Kane's office make the right choice dropping the public corruption case?
- No, the AG's office should have brought charges. (52%)
- Yes, the AG's office was right to drop the case. (48%)