Thursday, August 12, 2021

California: First recall effort against San Francisco District Attorney fails

The first recall effort against San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has failed, with petitioners claiming that they are 1714 signatures short (though that is before verification, so it could be a lot less).

This recall was led by former Republican Mayoral candidate Richie Greenberg (though Greenberg said he was replaced as head of the effort). It was considered the "Republican" recall. The recall is over complaints over lenient treatment of criminals. Recall efforts kicked into high gear after a convict who was arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle and violating probation was released without bail and then ran over two women while running a red light. 

A second recall (San Franciscans for Public Safety) is led by local Democrats Mary Jung (the former chair of the local Democratic Party) and Andrea Shorter. 

Petitioners have until August 11 to get 51,325.  

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