Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot is not taking her historic election loss well.
After coming third place in her own reelection, Lightfoot did not make the runoff election which was a massive blow to her twisted ego.
She never had any answers while mayor but she is full of excuses after losing.
After conceding her election, she is now blaming her loss on her race and gender.
However, voters made it clear that the soaring violent crime under her leadership was the reason the city gave her the boot.
Voters overwhelming turned against Lightfoot, making her the first Chicago mayor to lose reelection in over 40 years.
Asked by a reporter after her concession speech if she had been treated unfairly over the course of the campaign, she said, “I’m a black woman in America — of course.”
Lightfoot gave the same excuse as she was sinking in the polls.
She said earlier: “I am a black woman—let’s not forget. Certain folks, frankly, don’t support us in leadership roles.”
A longtime Lightfoot aide told a reporter about Lori’s doomed effort: “Lessons: You can’t run on a platform and then completely abandon it.
“You can’t run against the status quo, and then fill your administration with the status quo.
“And you can’t be mean to everyone who tries to help you.”
This really does epitomize Mayor Lightfoot’s problems over the past four years: She immediately threw away a relationship with a guy who had done a lot to help her, incentivizing him to run against her and sap her support. https://t.co/rpn5ntNNc2
— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) March 1, 2023
BREAKING: Lori Lightfoot concedes in Chicago Mayoral election
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 1, 2023
— Megan Hawkins (@meganhawkinsabc) March 1, 2023
According to Mediaite:
The electorate was apparently less hostile to black female leadership prior to Lightfoot’s mayoralty; the outgoing executive took gold during the first round of the 2019 election before cruising to victory with 73.7 percent of the vote in the runoff between herself and Toni Preckwinkle, also a black woman.
Lightfoot’s tenure has been plagued by a crime wave in the Windy City.
In 2018, the last full year before Lightfoot’s tenure in office began, 579 homicides were recorded by the Chicago Police Department.
During her three full calendar years in office — 2020, 2021, and 2022 — 776, 802, and 668 people were murdered within the city limits.
The 2021 figure marked a new high for the 21st century.