New York City

Bloomberg Blames Partisan Nature of Elections for Alleged Corruption Scheme

Democrat pol accused of trying to bribe his way onto the GOP primary ballot

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Following a series of arrests including State. Sen. Malcolm Smith Tuesday morning over an alleged plot to fix the upcoming New York City mayoral race, Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered his theory on the scheme.

Bloomberg said he believes the opportunity for the kind of corruption alleged against the political leaders arose because political parties are part and parcel of New York City's elections.