Unless the same 68% demands election audits, it’s not going to make any difference what they want.
A new poll released on Wednesday found that 68% of San Francisco voters support the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
Since being sworn in in January 2020, Boudin has faced massive criticism over many of his newly implemented policies, including his “decarceration” efforts, which have led to most criminals not being prosecuted and repeat offenders getting released, as well as ramped-up policies aimed at members of the San Francisco Police Department. His actions, which many have pointed to as the reason for skyrocketing crime rates in the city since he took office, led opponents, such as “Safer SF Without Boudin” and “Recall Chesa Boudin,” to mount a recall campaign against him last year.
The signature gathering campaign ultimately proved successful, with over 83,000 signatures turned in, leading to a recall to be held on June 7th of this year. Since the election date was announced, crime has remained high in the city, as exemplified by a wave of smash-and-grab robberies that led to a massive boarding up of Union Square stores. Boudin initially kept his policies going, such as opposing Mayor London Breed’s crime crackdown plan, ignoring more retail stores leaving the city over crime, and digging his heels in after the SFPD ended their memorandum of understanding with the DA’s office.