Lori Lightfoot is officially out as Mayor of Chicago, becoming the first incumbent from the city to lose reelection in the past 40 years. Lightfoot was praised for being the first openly gay and black female mayor in the city’s history. The imaginary diversity brownie points did not, however, make a difference when it came to her actual performance as Mayor. Police morale hit a near-all-time low and the city’s crime spiraled out of control. The people of Chicago were obviously not pleased with the job that Lori Lightfoot did, therefore they have moved on. Lightfoot got abysmally low numbers in the recent election, garnering only 17% of the total vote. The two mayoral candidates who received more votes than Lightfoot (but not more than the required 50%+1 to win outright), Paul Vallas, and Brandon Johnson, will face off against each other in a runoff election.
Lori Lightfoot loses reelection — with Vallas to face Johnson in runoff – Chicago Sun-Times
Lori Lightfoot: Chicago mayor will lose reelection bid, CNN projects, as crime concerns grow | CNN Politics
2023 Chicago live election results – Chicago Tribune
Opinion | The Spectacular Fall of Lori Lightfoot and the Politics of Race and Crime – The New York Times
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot reacts to election loss, says she was treated unfairly because of her race, gender | Fox News
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ousted; frontrunners Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson face off in April | AP News
Chicago may throw Mayor Lori Lightfoot out in the first round | The Economist