With over 600,000 participants, the organizers amassed a verifiable number of signatures that resulted in the recall being added to the June 7, 2022 primary ballot. The results were announced shortly after polls closed in California, indicating that change is taking place.
San Franciscans voted in favor of recalling Boudin, with a large majority favoring the motion. According to Bill Melugin of Fox News, the first set of ballots was 61 percent YES on recall and 38 percent NO.
It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving Soros D.A.
From The Washington Examiner:
“After facing a recall election over his criminal justice platform, which voters saw as too soft on crime, San Francisco’s far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin was ousted from office on Tuesday.”
“Several networks called the race for recall less than an hour after polls closed, saying it was too close to call.”
“The recall campaign against the Democratic D.A. became a bipartisan rallying cry for Republicans eager to pounce on a public figure who had embraced progressive criminal justice reform in San Francisco. Local Democrats, meanwhile, sought to contrast starkly their support for police improvement with Boudin’s record, which was widely considered as permissive toward criminal suspects.”
The “Republicans pounce” line is always amusing. San Francisco is a strongly left-wing city, and the anti-police movement began there. Even right-leaning publications appear to be tone deaf.
The recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, which was prompted by his mishandling of a sex abuse case, is also a sign of things to come for the Boudin recall campaign. Over half a million signatures have been collected thus far in support of the Recall Gascón effort, and it looks like they’ll be able to succeed in November 2022.