March 1, 2023

USA: Commie Democrat Soft On Crime Lori Lightfoot Received 17% Of Reelection Vote Was Ousted As Chicago Mayor. Remember She Blamed Business Owners For Getting Looted By Mobs.

Fox News published March 1, 2023: Lori Lightfoot ousted as Chicago mayor. Chicago residents Diana Dejacimo and Sam Sanchez joined 'Fox & Friends First' to discuss Lightfoot losing her re-election bid as the city battles rampant crime.
written by Associated Press
Tuesday February 28, 2023

Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first Black woman and openly gay mayor, on Tuesday became the first leader of the huge Midwestern city in 40 years not to win re-election, US media reported.

Lightfoot, criticized by rivals for the rising crime rates in the city, conceded the surprise defeat, telling supporters she was “rooting and praying for our next mayor to deliver for the people of the city for years to come.”

Paul Vallas, a former chief executive of Chicago public schools, will now face Brandon Johnson, a Cook County commissioner and former teacher, in a second round on April 4, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Vallas is backed by the local police union, while Johnson has the support of the Chicago teachers’ union.

Lightfoot’s defeat was seen as a shock in the country’s third largest city, which has for decades returned mayors to power. She had won every ward in the city in 2019, but the rising crime rates and the economic fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic had shaken her support.

“We know in life, in the end, you don’t always win the battle. But you never regret taking on the powerful, and bringing in the light,” she told a crowd of supporters.
NBC News published February 28, 2023: Lori Lightfoot concedes mayor’s race in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks with supporters after losing her re-election bid. The mayoral election now heads to a runoff set for April 4.
written by Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
Tuesday February 28, 2023

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) failed to secure enough votes to advance to the runoff on Tuesday, losing her bid for a second term in office, according to an Associated Press projection.

Lightfoot becomes the first Chicago mayor to lose a bid for reelection in 40 years, when former mayor Jane Byrne was ousted in 1983.

Lightfoot’s loss sets up former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas (D) and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (D) for a head to head faceoff in the runoff election on April 4.

Lightfoot’s first term in office was marked by the coronavirus pandemic and a massive increase in crime.

“Lori has had her chance. Since Lori Lightfoot has been in office, it seems like crime has gotten worse,” 45-year-old Chicago resident Lonnell Jolly told the Associated Press.

In 2022, Lightfoot’s Chicago recorded 723 murders, a 95 percent increase in vehicle thefts, a 50 percent increase in theft, and ten percent increases from the previous year in burglary and robbery.

The crime wave has continued into 2023, as the first homicide of the year occurred just 90 minutes into the New Year. In addition, the first 22 days of 2023 saw a significant increase in crime, as Breitbart News reported:
Compared to the first 22 days of 2021, the major crime rate in Democrat-run Chicago is already up 97 percent this year, reports Wirepoints. Compared to those same 22 days last year, crime is up 61 percent.

In just 22 days, there have been 2,189 cars stolen. That’s nearly 100 car thefts per day.

Compared to the first 22 days of 2022, that’s a 165 percent jump. Compared to the first 22 days of 2019, that is a — not a typo — 349 percent increase.
Despite consistently polling in third place, Lightfoot was recently recorded dancing at a Lunar New Year parade in January.

Vallas earned approximately 35 percent of the vote when he was projected to advance to the next stage. Johnson earned close to 20 percent of the vote, while Lightfoot came in third place at roughly 17 percent.

Vallas’s tough-on-crime campaign included calls for adding hundreds of police officers to patrol Chicago, the Associated Press detailed.

On the other hand, Johnson has aligned himself with radical defund the police movements, despite later backtracking his support for that position.

UPDATE 3/3/23 at 3:32pm: Added info below. 
FOX 32 Chicago published March 1, 2023: Chicago's top cop resigns from police department. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is resigning from the police department effective March 16. Brown released a statement Wednesday saying that he accepted a job opportunity in Texas.
Fox News published March 1, 2023: Democratic Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez celebrates Mayor Lori Lightfoot's election loss. Raymond Lopez, who briefly ran for mayor himself, tells 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' the Windy City resoundingly rejected Lightfoot.

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