San Francisco voters will vote on whether Chesa Boudin is elected to continue his progressive position as District Attorney. This decision was made after an unsuccessful recall attempt that garnered enough signatures.

The city’s board of elections announcedTuesday, the board certified Boudin’s petition to recall him and the vote will take place during June’s statewide primary elections.

Boudin was elected to his office in 2019Running as an ex-public defender pushing for criminal justice reformsSuch as closing prisons, holding the police responsible for misconduct and fighting racism within the criminal justice system.

Boudin kept one of his campaign promises within weeks of taking office ending the use of cash bailThe city. And last year, Boudin’s office charged a former police officer with homicide over the 2017 shooting of an unarmed Black man — the first time the city prosecuted a cop for a killing on duty.

San Franciscans who vote to recall Boudin would nominate Mayor London Breed (D), his replacement, until the next election.

Chesa Boudin is the San Francisco District Attorney and speaks at a San Francisco press conference on Nov. 23, 2020.
Source: Associated Press

Democratic Governor. Gavin Newsom prevailed against an effort to recallHe was able to get up and move from his place.

San Francisco residents can also vote in February’s special election. recall attempt targeting several school boardFor members

Some state legislators pushing to reform the recall system in California, with state Sen. Steve Glazer (D) telling HuffPost in a statement in September that voters “want to see a more democratic process” that “prevents political gamesmanship.”

“We are confident San Francisco voters will reject this Republican-funded and endorsed effort,” the Friends of Chesa Boudin Opposing the Recall campaign said in a statement. “The recall is an attempt to reverse the reforms DA Boudin has enacted to keep us safe and make the criminal justice system fairer.”


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