Americans are waking up to the Left’s radical ideas. They’re making their voices heard.
And now a top Democrat just got smacked with a landslide loss.
With only a little over a year until the 2024 presidential election, Joe Biden and the Democrats have an image problem.
Republicans are the champions of strong police, military, and freedom.
Democrats, on the other hand, have overseen a massive wave of immigration the likes of which we have never seen.
With it comes fentanyl and other drugs, leading to crime-infested cities that no one wants to live in.
One of the worst has been Chicago, where dozens are routinely shot by criminals ever week.
But the Windy City is shaking it up after throwing their current mayor to the curb.
Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has lost her re-election attempt, sending the race to a runoff without her after no contender received 50% of the vote required to be elected.
Lightfoot faced challenges from eight other candidates in the campaign, including Chicago Public Schools CEO and municipal budget director Paul Vallas, who held a strong double-digit lead in the polls ahead of Election Day.
Lightfoot also trailed Brandon Johnson, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, by two points in the run-up to the election, and was tied with Democratic Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who represents Illinois’s 4th Congressional District.
Vallas garnered enough votes to advance to the runoff, where he will face Brandon Johnson on April 4.
“I will be rooting and praying for the next mayor of Chicago,” Lightfoot said Tuesday.
According to one survey, the dominant issue of the contest was crime, and the city’s growing crime rate acted as the backdrop to Lightfoot’s low support rating.
She was also chastised for her strained relationship with law enforcement throughout her tenure, which witnessed a substantial fall in police officer numbers to correspond with an increase in crime.
According to police department records, killings in Chicago reached their highest level in 25 years in 2021, exceeding New York City and Los Angeles during her tenure.
Lightfoot repeatedly praised Chicago as a “safe” city and defended her record on gang and gun violence, citing a “multitiered strategy” to combat gang and gun violence last August.
Vallas campaigned as the candidate for law and order, and he got backing from Chicago’s police unions. He was also a harsh opponent of Lightfoot’s approach to crime.
Mail-in ballots submitted after election day in Chicago can be counted if they are postmarked by Feb. 28 and received by Mar. 14.
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