Lightfoot: ‘I misspoke’ when telling South Side voters who don’t vote for her not to vote at all
Mayor Lori Lightfoot told South Side voters that a vote against her was a vote for Paul Vallas or Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia. Her comments echoed those made against her four years ago by Rep. Bobby Rush, a Preckwinkle supporter.
By Mary NorkolFeb 20, 2023, 6:15pm MST
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is accused of damaging the democratic process and encouraging voter suppression after suggesting that South Side voters who don’t vote for her reelection shouldn’t vote in the race at all.
On the campaign stop in Grand Crossing over the weekend, Lightfoot said any South Side vote for “somebody not named Lightfoot is a vote for Chuy Garcia or Paul Vallas,” video footage shot by NBC5 shows.