The Democratic Socialists of America tried to pull a coup in Buffalo, but the elected black mayor wasn’t having it.
The lefties used the Democrat primary to nominate India Walton, an extremist socialist who supported defunding the police, and expected the sitting mayor, Mayor Byron Brown, to just step aside. Members of the Squad had pulled similar stunts in some districts and it was how AOC got to power. But Brown refused to step aside and ran a successful write-in campaign against Walton.
AOC, Schumer, and a laundry list of Dems endorsed Walton, while the smarter New York politicians backed Brown.
Most voters went with Brown, despite being a write-in candidate, and India Walton is down and out.
Mayor Brown took in an estimated 59% to the socialist’s 41%. While Brown was cheerful and exuberant, Walton left after only answering one question.
And the rhetoric sounded familiar.
Walton, a proud Democratic Socialist, was endorsed by the Democratic Party after winning the primary and also garnered support from national political figures like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brown frequently attacked Walton’s views as radical and gained the support of Republicans in the process.
Brown made reference to Walton’s views in his speech: “Today’s election was not just a referendum on the City of Buffalo. It was a referendum on the future of our democracy,” he said.
Brown: “At the very beginning, they said we couldn’t win; it was impossible to win as a write-in. But you know, you can’t ever count a Buffalonian out.”
Maybe it’s time for President AOC to step down from her leadership of the Democrat Party?