HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s been almost a month since Former Governor Don Siegelman reported to Federal Prison in Louisiana. Siegelman’s daughter, Dana, says it’s been hard on the family, who believes Siegelman was wrongfully prosecuted and politically targeted.
“I’ve learned worrying about something doesn’t change the consequences, you have a choice to either hide or be sad and sulk, or you can get out there and you can fight,” said Dana.
Since the Democratic National Convention, Dana has continued her father’s efforts to gain a Presidential Pardon. They’ve started an online petition, that has garnered more than 31,000 signatures so far.
Their goal is 100,000 signatures by November 6th, when they hope President Obama will win the Nation’s vote once again.
“Our first priority really is to get Obama re-elected. I think if it came down to Obama being president and my father staying in prison, or being released and having Romney, my father would choose the former,” said Dana.
Their effort has gained support from some Republicans and several of the most powerful Democrats in the country, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Al Gore, and John Kerry.