The results are in from the Windy City.
And Chicagoans sent a strong message to the radical woke leftists.
Because Chicago’s embattled Mayor Lori Lightfoot got shocking election results that have Chicagoans dancing in the streets.
Chicago was once the crown jewel of the Midwest.
But under the reign of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, that all changed as violent crime, homelessness, and corruption soared under her watch.
A stunning blow to the radical Left
But things may be looking up again in “that toddlin’” town.
The Democrat Chicago Mayor since 2019, Lightfoot lost her bid for reelection, which was a stunning blow to an incumbent who made national headlines and who defied all the odds and won the Windy City’s top job four years ago.
Lightfoot failed to be one of the top two vote-getters to advance to the final round of voting in April.
And this loss makes Lightfoot the city’s first Mayor to lose reelection in 40 years.
The April 4 runoff will see Paul Vallas, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, and Brandon Johnson, Cook County Commissioner, face off since no candidate received 50 percent of the vote.
Vallas led the vote count in the nine-candidate field by getting 33.77 percent of the total vote.
Johnson came in second with 20.29 percent.
Lightfoot finished third with 17.06 percent.
Lightfoot said during her concession speech she called both Vallas and Johnson to congratulate them on making it into the runoff.
“Obviously, we didn’t win the election today, but I stand here with my head held high,” she told her dejected supporters.
“Thank you, Chicago!”
Meanwhile, Vallas gave a rousing thanks to his supporters soon after it was announced he was the first candidate projected to advance.
“Thank you, Chicago! Our campaign isn’t over yet and we will be spending the next five weeks talking to the people of our city about the need to elect a leader who is transparent, accountable, collaborative, and who puts public safety at the top of our priorities,” he tweeted.
Despite her incumbent status, Lightfoot was considered the underdog in the race.
Recent polling actually showed her in a statistical tie with or trailing Vallas, Johnson, and Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL).
So her third place finish was actually slightly better than predicted.
Political pundits had suggested ahead of the race it wasn’t clear what type of constituency would even vote for Lightfoot, given most of the groups who had once supported her were not doing so this time around.
A big loss for Lightfoot was the city’s white and progressive-leaning North Side lakefront community.
“I’m a Black Woman in America”
After her initial concession speech, Lightfoot took to social media and the airwaves to claim she only lost because of racism and sexism.
Lightfoot conveniently ignored Chicago’s violent crime explosion under her watch.
According to the New York Post, Lightfoot said, “I’m a black woman in America. Of course,” when she was asked by a reporter if she had been treated unfairly.
Lightfoot’s comments were nothing new.
She has previously stated that it is difficult for someone like her to succeed in an electoral setting.
In a pre-election interview with the New Yorker, Lightfoot explained, “I am a black woman — let’s not forget. Certain folks, frankly, don’t support us in leadership roles.”
And she told one black audience, “The same forces that didn’t want Harold Washington to succeed, they’re still here,” referring to the city’s first black Mayor.
Trying to always blame racism and sexism for every loss is getting old and stale.
And it looks like the people of Chicago think so too.
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