[Brandon] Johnson defeated Vallas 51.42% to 48.58%, with 99% of precincts reporting. At the end of Election Day, there were over 555,000 total ballots cast.
The newly-elected Democratic mayor ran on a more progressive platform than Vallas. He advocated comprehensive reform at all levels, hoping to bolster communities through improvements in mental health services, affordable housing, and education. He also placed an emphasis on promoting detectives to combat the city’s rising crime rates.
Johnson was endorsed by several national lawmakers, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), as well as the Chicago Teachers Union, which donated millions to his campaign. He defied several polls taken prior to the election that showed Vallas with a slight but steady lead over him.
Johnson’s win will set the Democratic-controlled city on a slightly more progressive path than in previous years. A win for Vallas would have meant stricter policing methods and a more fiscal approach to the city’s declining education rates.
Chicago mayoral race: New mayor elected in runoff after ousting Lightfoot | Washington Examiner
He is a pro Defund Da Police member till he was running for Mayor where suddenly he saw the light.
I fear Hey Jackass will not run out of material anytime soon
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So everyone cheering when beetlejuice lost was just for show? And its still under lunatic control…
If the messages allowed pics, I would post a popcorn meme.
Beetlejuice was wrecking the city due to incompetence. This one will wreck it deliberately. There was something like a 20% turnout for the original election. I haven’t bothered to look up the numbers for the run-off.
As far as Cook County goes, I just read an article that businesses and residents are being hit w/ 200-1000% increases in their property tax bills.
They’re getting what they asked for.
I guess they get what they voted for. Shame for everyone else.
The problem with the so-called “progressives” is they use good marketing. Example: “hoping to bolster communities through improvements in mental health services, affordable housing, and education.”
How do you complain about that? Sounds like a good start. Who does not want a better education system? The problem is what mental health services do they want to improve? What and who do they want to house? And what is the curriculum?
Then again, I think Hitler/Stalin/PolPot/Mao/Etc… may have run on the same kind of platform. The real problem is the people who vote for these people do not want to hear the truth, nor do they want to do the hard work required to fix the root cause of the problem.
And nobody wants to be told that they – or their culture – is a big part of that problem, and things can’t get better unless it or they change.
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