Voters in San Francisco voted to recall and remove District Attorney Chesa Boudin Tuesday as crime, homelessness, and drug abuse surged across the Bay Area.

The final vote to recall Boudin was 61% compared to 39% who wanted him to remain in his position.

 

“This is a movement, not a moment in history,” Boudin said after the loss. “The coalition that we built… it is broad, it is diverse, it is strong. And it is a coalition that is deeply committed to justice,” he added.

Another recall is underway for Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon.

“Tonight showed that voters from every community and every walk of life, regardless of political ideology, are rejecting pro-criminal policies that are masked as criminal justice reform,” said a spokesperson for the Recall Gascon Campaign. “George Gascón and Chesa Boudin’s failed social experiments have destroyed communities while doing nothing to meaningfully reform the system. If LA County voters sign and return their recall petitions, Gascon will be walking the same plank in the near future”