DA Boudin Recall. MAGA millionaires successful con job on malleable SF voters

Lee Heidhues 6.6.2022

The $7,000,000 plus temper tantrum lie and distortion campaign paid for by the wealthiest reactionaries America can dredge up out of the MAGA Swamp forgot to take a look at the ramifications.

These reactionaries don’t care.

They are content to Con the voters of San Francisco with a Tsunami of television advertising playing to baseless assertions of rampant crime. A total fabrication and lie.

  1. In case anyone forgot – the regularly scheduled election for District Attorney is just 17 months away in November 2023.
  2. Should the June 7 Recall succeed there will be a Special Election for DA in five months.
  3. Whoever prevails in November 2022 will have to run for a full four year term in November 23.


A portion of the malleable electorate in San Francisco can aptly be labeled with this description. It’s genuinely Orwellian that presumably intelligent San Francisco is succumbing to MAGA lies and distortions.

Michael Shellenberger IV 11.27.2021
Michael Shellenberger’s ‘San Fransicko’. Illustrative of the MAGA campaign to upend democracy and destroy Chesa Boudin

“If you say that someone is malleable, you mean that they are easily influenced or controlled by other people. “ $7,000,000 will get you just about anything you want with a gullible electorate.

The Standard 6.6.2022

The long-awaited recall election of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is nearly here, as the final votes must be cast by 8 p.m. Tuesday. It doesn’t look good for the progressive prosecutor if nearly all available polling is to be believed.

If the recall measure is successful, two things happen: Mayor Breed appoints an interim DA and an election to fill the DA position will appear on the November ballot, Arntz said. 

The interim DA would be prevented from running in November 2022 if Proposition C also passes on Tuesday. Whomever wins the November 2022 election would serve the remainder of the current term, which ends in January 2024.

The regularly scheduled election for the next DA term in San Francisco will occur in November 2023. Anyone would be eligible to appear on the ballot for the DA’s office in November 2023.

But what comes next if Boudin is recalled is still very much up in the air. 

The Standard reached out to John Arntz, the director of the San Francisco Department of Elections, to get a better idea of what would happen if the recall succeeds, when Mayor London Breed would be allowed to appoint an interim DA and when an election would likely take place to appoint a permanent successor.

8 Recall Disrupters 3.5.2022
MAGA Recall insurrectionists disrupting DA Boudin event – 3.5.2022

If the recall measure passes, a vacancy in the DA’s office would occur 10 days after the Board of Supervisors declares the election results.

After each election for local offices or measures, the director of elections—aka Arntz—certifies the results and then provides the certified results to the clerk of the board. The clerk’s office would then include an item for the board to declare the results on the next meeting agenda.

“I expect to certify the election at the end of June and could possibly send the certified results to the board to declare during its June 28 meeting,” Arntz told The Standard.

Explainer: What Happens Next If DA Chesa Boudin Is Recalled?