L.A. D.A.: Gascon Beats Lacey
November 5, 2020
by Stan Greene
According to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, George Gascon has been elected Los Angeles County District Attorney.
Gascon won 54% of the Los Angeles County vote, about 1.5 million in raw votes. Incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey has just 46%.
The carpetbagger from San Francisco favors no prosecution of homeless people for any crime, no drug prosecution, no minor crime enforcement, and an emphasis on social justice over, well, justice.
Jackie Lacey was elected in 2012 as the first woman and first Black prosecutor to hold the post. She had the endorsement of many unions, including those representing the police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters and deputy district attorneys.
George Gascon was a LA police officer for 28 years and a police chief in Arizona, and San Francisco before serving as DA in San Francisco.
Lacey got more votes than Gascón in the March primary. She did not win a majority of the votes in the primary-48.6% of the vote to Gascon's 28.2%.
So she had to face a run off election this week, which she of course, did not win