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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin recalled

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(Reuters) – San Francisco residents voted on Tuesday to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Edison Research projected, in a nationally watched election viewed as a referendum on violent crime.

Residents behind the recall effort blamed Boudin’s progressive policies for a spike in gun violence and other crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, will choose Boudin’s replacement in the liberal California city.

(Reporting by James Oliphant and Kanishka Singh; Editing by Alistair Bell)

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