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Chicago Elects Mayor Even More Radical Than Lightfoot as Her Replacement

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Windy City, there is yet another election that will have residents blowing out for greener pastures.

Brandon Johnson, a radical socialist candidate, defeated moderate Democrat Paul Vallas in the race to replace Chicago mayor/Beetlejuice-lookalike Lori Lightfoot.

As noted by journalist Andy Ngo, Johnson had called for “removing law enforcement from society. During the 2020 riots, he defended looters, saying they were lashing out against racism.”

“Chicago’s violent crime has surged over the last few years under Lori Lightfoot,” he added.

Indeed it had. Violent crime had risen steadily throughout Lightfoot’s tenure. Gun violence exploded in 2021, with some neighborhoods seeing over a 100% increase in fatal shootings.

The crime wave had played a major role in Lightfoot becoming the first Chicago mayor in four decades to lose a re-election bid.

But it looks like Chicago will be electing a candidate who is even more radical than Lightfoot to replace her.

Brandon Johnson has lied about his positions on the failed Democratic Party police known as “defund the police.”

Johnson had claimed, “I never said, defund the police.” But he avoided explaining his 2020 comment when he was shown on video during a debate saying that defunding police is not “a slogan, it’s an actual real political goal.”

The incoming mayor also believes in structural racism and seeks “equity” through $800 million more in local taxes to benefit black and Latino communities and reduce crime.

No wonder Johnson was even endorsed by democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. But it doesn’t stop there. The radical communist “Squad” loves him, as well.

This could be the final nail in the coffin for the once-great city of Chicago. The City of Big Shoulders has shrugged off the prospect of going the way of failed cities like New York, Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

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