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WATCH: SF residents REJOICE after progressive DA Chesa Boudin is recalled

"Voters said loud and clear that they want a district attorney who prioritizes for every community."

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Following the successful vote to oust progressive San Fransisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, residents of the city were seen celebrating the results.

In video of one election night party taken by San Francisco Standard reporter Han Li, party attendees were seen gleefully chanting "recall Chesa," and cheering.

At the same party, the campaign chair of the recall effort and former chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party Mary Jung addressed the crowd, stating "voters said loud and clear that they want a district attorney who prioritizes for every community."

"The voters also didn’t fall for Chesa’s misleading claims that the recall was a con, and part of some national Republican-led effort," she said, with the crowd responding with boos, and shouts of "grassroots."

At the same party, Mellissa Hartman with the San Francisco Examiner said that tequila shots were being passed around as it appeared that the recall effort would pass.

At another party, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva addressed the crowd, saying that Boudin had conceded, which was meet with loud cheers.

"George Gascon, you're next," he added, referencing Los Angeles County’s district attorney.

Shortly before addressing the press, after the recall vote had been reached, Boudin told his supporters, "we’re going to keep fighting."

As he arrived to his election night party, Boudin was met with what appeared to be a small crowd that was outnumbered by press.

Boudin was elected in 2019, and had pledged to install progressive criminal justice reforms, but those pledges have led to rising crime, and falling prosecution rates within the city.

According to the New York Times, this morning around 53 percent of the vote has been counted, with 60 percent of San Franciscans voting to outs Boudin.

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