A new report details how on-cycling elections can push back on local radicalism
Across the country, well-funded progressives are snapping up local public prosecutor jobs and using them to exercise dramatic power over the criminal justice system. A recent report offers a way to hold some of these little-attended candidates accountable: turn up the turnout in their races by aligning them with national elections.
"Progressive prosecutors" like Philadelphia's Larry Krasner and San Francisco's Chesa Boudin have swept to power thanks in part to generous funding, particularly from liberal billionaire George Soros. But they've also benefited from running in little-scrutinized local elections, which are relatively cheap and suffer from dramatically low turnout because they do not happen at the same time as national elections.
Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.
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