Voters Have Decided in Primaries

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has lost a major recall election due to concerns about crime and his progressive policies. After news of his loss, Boudin said at an election-night watch party that his push for progressive policies in criminal justice and prison reform was not over.

“This is a movement, not a moment in history,” Boudin said. “The coalition that we built… it is broad, it is diverse, it is strong. And it is a coalition that is deeply committed to justice,” he added.

Boudin is one of several progressive prosecutors facing backlash across the country and now with Boudin’s recall, George Gascon should be concerned also.

“Tonight showed that voters from every community and every walk of life, regardless of political ideology, are rejecting pro-criminal policies that are masked as criminal justice reform,” the Recall Gascón Campaign said in a statement.

“George Gascón and Chesa Boudin’s failed social experiments have destroyed communities while doing nothing to meaningfully reform the system,” the statement continued. “If LA County voters sign and return their recall petitions, Gascón will be walking the same plank in the near future”

Both Boudin and Gascón face similar accusations of not being hard enough on criminals, despite the high crime rates in their cities. Hopefully people are waking up to this nonsense and will make sure to vote the right leaders in office to put criminals in jail where they belong.