Monday on Twitter, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón celebrated the announcement that a recall petition against him had failed, after officials eliminated nearly 200,000 signatures in a controversial review from which observers were excluded.
Gascón tweeted: “Grateful to move forward from this attempted political power grab-rest assured LA County, the work hasn’t stopped. My primary focus has been & will always be keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all. I remain strongly committed to that work & to you.”
Sorry, but “keeping us safe & creating a more equitable justice system for all” are mutually exclusive goals. “Equitable justice” means prioritizing the welfare of criminals over the safety of the community.
The dismissal of the recall petitions is a victory for billionaire left-wing financier George Soros, the evil mastermind who spent millions to elect Gascón in 2020, ousting Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to hold the job. But it represents a great defeat for the citizens of L.A., who rightly blame him and his “reform” policies for a surge in violent crime in the county.
Los Angeles County argued that observers did not have the right to watch the examination of signatures because it did not qualify as an “election” under the law. The county rejected less than 1% of ballots submitted by mail in the 2020 election. So as Stalin once noted, it’s not so important who votes as who counts the votes.