The campaign to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was first considered a long shot. San Francisco had not recalled an elected official since 1983. But as crime, drug abuse, homelessness, and the soft-on-criminals policies of Boudin continued to unfold, and continued to have fallout, even the raving progressives and the champagne elite became fed up and decided it was time for him to go.
The organizers gathered an overwhelming number of signatures that were verified, and the recall was placed on the June 7, 2022 primary ballot. A little over an hour after the polls in California closed the results were called, giving the first major indicator that change in California is indeed happening.
San Franciscans voted overwhelmingly to recall Boudin. According to Fox News’ Bill Melugin, the first batch of votes were 61 percent YES on recall, and 38 percent NO.
Soft on crime SF DA Chesa Boudin has been ousted from office in one of the most liberal cities in the U.S. He blamed the recall effort on “tech bros” and Republican operatives. LA DA @GeorgeGascon also trying to paint the recall effort against him as “Republican Recall”. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 8, 2022
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer Soros D.A.
From The Washington Examiner:
San Francisco’s far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin was voted out of office on Tuesday after facing a recall petition over his criminal justice platform voters saw as soft on crime.
Several networks called the race in favor of recall less than an hour after polls closed.
The recall effort against the Democratic district attorney became a bipartisan rallying call by Republicans eager to pounce against a public official whose progressive criminal justice reform policy created the image of lawlessness and danger in San Francisco. Meanwhile, local Democrats sought to contrast sharply their support for police reform with Boudin’s policies, widely seen as sympathetic to criminal suspects.
Always the “Republicans pounce” silliness. San Francisco is overwhelmingly progressive Democrat, and the effort started with them. Apparently even right-leaning publications fail to read the room.
This recall is also a harbinger for the campaign to recall Boudin’s counterpart: Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. The Recall Gascón organizers have gathered over half a million signatures thus far, and are on pace to gather the 566,857 verified signatures needed to get the recall on the November 2022 ballot.
Boudin’s entered his listening party at 9:25 p.m. Pacific Time, after the vote was called. Instead of introducing him, one of his staffers went on a rant about how the rich and powerful cannot run this city (good luck with that), that Boudin did what he said he’d do, and the fight for justice must continue. Boudin himself gave a long, rambling speech about two-tiers of justice, how everyone must continue to fight to fix a broken system, and that as the votes are counted, the tally will narrow. It’s as though Boudin and his supporters lives in an alternate reality. There is no apparent remorse that he has overseen the decline of a once great city. Instead, Boudin babbled, blustered, and doubled down on his failed policies. They never learn.