Politico.com points out NY voters belief in due process and that indicted pols are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law (and not public opinion).
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"They may have won their midterms on Tuesday, but for a handful of newly reelected New York lawmakers, their next hurdle is avoiding prison time.

New York voters overwhelmingly reelected four lawmakers — one to Congress and three to the state Legislature — who are under federal criminal indictments."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/4-indicted-ny-pols-win-reelection-112572.html#ixzz3IE4202KK

Those who claim that the indictments are racially motivated or disproportionately focused on black lawmakers should note that Rep. Grimm and State Senator Libous are white men.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/4-indicted-ny-pols-win-reelection-112572.html?hp=l18

Michael Benjamin is a consultant, an op-ed contributor and a former state legislator.