Matt Dugan, a Democrat candidate who was running for the office of District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — who was financially backed by progressive billionaire George Soros — along with others who supported his campaign probably thought he was a shoe-in for the job after he won the primary election in a landslide. That, however, was not what happened. Not even $2 million from Soros could ensure Dugan victory in the general election. It’s about darn time Soros’ candidates start losing, especially when it comes to the district attorney position. After all, we’ve seen crime in major counties and cities across America skyrocket when his picks get in office, due to soft-on-crime policies.
Why in the world would anyone be soft-on-crime? The left has a million reasons for the things they do, but one that sticks out often to me is voting. I feel like Democrats are using criminals as potential voters to fill out rolls and help them achieve power and keep it. A person who gets convicted of a felony loses the right to vote. Many liberals support changing this and are working toward that goal. If that gets accomplished, there’s no guarantee that the bad guys will vote left, correct? Liberals butter them up by going easy on them to try and earn their loyalty.
It’s the same strategy they use on illegal migrants.
“Dugan first challenged incumbent District Attorney Stephen Zappala in the county’s May primary election, beating Zappala by 10 points after receiving $700,000 in funding from the Soros-funded Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety Political Action Committee (PAC), according to the Post-Gazette. The PAC donated an additional $1.1 million to Dugan’s campaign between June and October, but Zappala managed to beat the Democratic challenger by 3 points despite his major loss just months earlier,” the Daily Caller reported.
“We connected with a lot of voters,” Dugan remarked Tuesday evening, according to the Post-Gazette. “We just came up a little bit short.”
“I care deeply about criminal justice, I care deeply about Allegheny County, and there’s a space for me out there somewhere,” Dugan added. “I’ll tackle that tomorrow.”
Matt Dugan greets his supporters after conceding the election. pic.twitter.com/ZIFUSQp3ul
— Paula Reed Ward (@PaulaReedWard) November 8, 2023
Remember how I mentioned soft-on-crime policies? Much of the platform Dugan ran on fits that bill. For example, he favored policies that tossed out cash bail. He also wanted to see less “low-level offenders” being prosecuted and thus placing some limits on the population of prisons.
“The whole system is broken,” Dugan said in a video released during his campaign. “For 23 years, we’ve had a prosecutor whose calling card was that he’s tough on crime. But as chief public defender, I’ve seen the failure of that approach nearly every single day. I’ve seen kids’ lives ruined for a mistake they thought was the only way out of a bad situation, while dangerous criminals are never brought to justice.”
Zappala has been a fixture in the District Attorney seat having served in that capacity since 1998. One of the stances he has taken on crime during his tenure is the increase of police involvement in areas of downtown Pittsburgh that experience high levels of criminal activity. He went up against Dugan in the primary back in May as a Democrat, but lost. However, Republicans wrote him in on their ticket and he was nominated.
“Buta Biberaj, the incumbent district attorney of Loudoun County in Virginia whose campaign was also backed by Soros, lost her reelection bid on Tuesday as well. More Soros-funded district attorneys across the nation have come under fire as critics have claimed that their lenient approach toward crime has made cities less safe,” the Daily Caller explained. “Dugan’s campaign said the candidate was taking some time off to ‘regroup’ after the election and declined to comment further on the matter. Zappala’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.”
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