Woke San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin has lost his recall vote in one of the most progressive cities in America. It seems San Franciscans were all in favor of a progressive DA —until murders spiked by 11%. 60.5 percent voted to recall him.
“Recall proponents cheered the news at a victory party, with California state leaders of the hotel and retailers associations lauding Boudin’s removal as a sign that visitors, shoppers and employees will be prioritized again in a city that relies heavily on tourism,” the Daily mail reports.
“This election does not mean that San Francisco has drifted to the far right on our approach to criminal justice,” said Mary Jung, a chair of the recall campaign, in a statement.
“In fact, San Francisco has been a national beacon for progressive criminal justice reform for decades and will continue to do so with new leadership.”
San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) will choose Boudin’s replacement.
Boudin spoke to his supporters late Wednesday.
.@chesaboudin speaks to supporters at recall results watch party. pic.twitter.com/7gTjO6rdNF
— Joshua Sharpe (@JoshuaWSharpe) June 8, 2022
This year, violent crime skyrocketed in San Fran, with the city’s murder rate rising 11 percent, and rapes up by nearly 10 percent on Boudin’s watch.