From Long Island to Seattle, anti-police progressives have been defeated across the country.
This follows the primary win of Hizzoner-elect Eric Adams: New York City’s second black mayor will take office having vowed from the start to stop crime, progressives be damned.
Long Island was not the only place where this trend continued. Long Islanders were angry at the no-bail law and voted against Democrats in the Nassau County and Suffolk county DA races.
- Anne Donnelly, a Nassau career local prosecutor, defeated Todd Kaminsky, Democratic state senator, who voted in favor of the 2019 law that reduced cash bail from 60 percent down to 40 percent.
- Suffolk: Republican Ray Tierney defeated Democratic incumbent District Attorney Tim Sini by 57 percent to 43 per cent. Bail reform was again a key issue.
- In Seattle, Republican candidates for city attorney and pro-police candidate for mayor held large leads on Wednesday — a clear repudiation of their rivals’ anti-policing plans. Ann Davison, who promised more prosecutions of low-level crimes in her role as city attorney, was voted out by 58 percent to Nicole Thomas-Kennedy who called for the abolishment of the criminal-justice system. In the mayoral race, “Hire more cops” moderate Bruce Harrell was at 65 percent vs. #Defunder Lorena Gonzalez.
- In Minneapolis, where George Floyd died at police hands, voters rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety and at least two pro-Defund City Council members went down in defeat.
- And in Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland County, pro-police Nicole Ziccarelli beat Democrat John Peck to become the first Republican to hold the office in decades.
Crime was also an issue in Buffalo’s mayoral contest, where incumbent Byron Brown as a write-in candidate trounced socialist India Walton, who’d scored the Democratic nomination.
The issue also likely played some role in the GOP’s astonishing showing in Virginia and New Jersey, including major gains in those state’s legislatures.
Americans want law, order, and security. The results of the polls prove it.