05/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Paterson Resignation Clock: Will He Step Down?

When will he resign?

That's the question dominating political circles in New York, as the scandals tarring Governor David Paterson continue to mount.

It's only been a week since the New York Times published its long-awaited expose on Paterson, reporting that he intervened in a domestic violence case involving one of his top aides. But the controversies keep coming for the embattled governor with new revelations about his role in the case and yesterday's ethics slap for taking free Yankees tickets.

Today, some of Paterson's political supporters including Al Sharpton and State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin are meeting to discuss whether he should resign. Several prominent lawmakers, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have already called for him to step down if the allegations prove true.

As a service to readers, we've decided to launch a clock, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since the Times published its first story last week -- call it the Paterson Resignation Clock.