Chicago Just Traded Lori Lightfoot for Another Socialist Mayor

Hope sprang eternal when Chicago’s destroyer-in-chief Lori Lightfoot didn’t make the runoff in this year’s mayoral contest, and when a candidate who’d declared that “public safety is a human right” won the plurality of votes in the primary. Could Chicago’s voters have really woken up and realized that when you vote for a socialist/marxist/America hater, you end up living in an un-American hellhole?

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Tuesday night’s election results confirmed that Chicago’s voters are either still completely asleep at the wheel, or they enjoy living in a broke, crime-ridden city. Or, perhaps they subscribe to Chelsea Handler’s theory that true communism hasn’t really been tried yet, so if we just increase the communism/socialism utopia will finally be achieved. Voters selected Bernie Sanders-endorsed Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson over moderate Democrat Paul Vallas, who was endorsed by Chicago’s police union.

As Guy Benson noted at Townhall:

America’s top socialist, one of the most disgraceful race-baiters in the country, and the nation’s leading anti-child activist all agree: Let’s Go Brandon. 

Even though failed Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been ousted by voters, today’s runoff could result in an even worse chief executive taking her place.  The runoff pits moderate Democrat Paul Vallas against leftist Brandon Johnson.  Vallas is the relatively conservative choice, campaigning on an anti-crime platform.  Johnson is a paid agitator for the teachers union and a ‘defund the police‘ type, who’s been expediently running away from his own words on the subject.

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Johnson and his allies attacked Vallas as being “anti-choice” because he has stated that he is personally opposed to abortion due to his Greek Orthodox faith, but also said that his public policy position (pro-choice) differs from his personal position. When he ran for office in 2002 and 2014, he was endorsed by Planned Parenthood.

Vallas is personally opposed to abortion, but has stated that he is committed to “upholding a woman’s right to choose” and was endorsed by Planned Parenthood when he ran for office in 2002 and 2014. Because of that position and his support of school vouchers, Johnson continually attacked him as the “MAGA candidate.

“Personal religious conviction is unrelated to my public position supporting women’s reproductive rights. It’s like asking Joe Biden as a Catholic, ‘Are you for abortion?’ Or Rich Daley. Or John Kennedy,” he said.

Vallas made no apologies for his support for school vouchers — a position that has infuriated a Chicago Teachers Union that’s bankrolling CTU organizer Brandon Johnson.

“If parents want to send their kids to parochial and private schools because they believe their local school is unsafe and not up to academic standards, parents should have the opportunity to participate in a scholarship program and receive tuition support to go to the schools of their choice,” he said.

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With 94 percent of the votes in, Johnson led Vallas by about 16,000 votes, or 51.42 percent to 48.58 percent.

Updated results can be viewed below.

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