Radical Democrats and their socialist allies lost big on Tuesday night, and not just in Virginia where Glenn Youngkin handily defeated former Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe to win the governorship.
In Buffalo, New York socialist candidate India Walton appears to have fallen to a write in campaign spearheaded by incumbent Democrat Byron Brown.
Brown was defeated by Walton in the Democratic mayoral primary only to return and run against Walton as a write in candidate, a feat which is usually incredibly difficult to pull off but which he seems to have accomplished:
As The Buffalo News reports:
Byron Brown, considered politically dead by many following his stunning defeat in the June primary for mayor of Buffalo, appears to have resurrected his long career as he claimed victory Tuesday in his bruising write-in campaign against Democratic nominee India Walton.
The growing accumulation of write-in votes point to a significant lead for Brown and the first time any Buffalo mayor has won a fifth term. Walton refused to concede, but that did not stop Brown from proclaiming victory at around 10:30 p.m. to cheers at his Washington Street headquarters.
His victory, he said, was not “just a referendum on the City of Buffalo, it was a referendum on the future of our democracy.”
“At the very beginning, they said we can’t win, that it was impossible to win as a write-in,” the mayor shouted to cheering supporters. “But you know, you can never count a Buffalonian out.
The apparent defeat of Walton is significant as she ran on a platform of radical socialism which included defunding the police and enjoyed the endorsements of high profile democrats like far-left Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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