SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco Department of Elections on Tuesday certified a petition seeking the recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin and confirmed the special election would be part of the June 2022 statewide primary.

According to a release issued by the San Francisco Department of Elections, the Director of Elections is required to “call a special municipal election upon certifying that a recall petition has a sufficient numbers of valid signers.”

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The release went on to confirm that the special municipal election for voters to determine whether to recall Boudin would be consolidated with the statewide primary election to be held on June 7, 2022.

In response to the news, Friends of Chesa Boudin Opposing the Recall spokesperson Julie Edwards issued the following statement:

“After spending $1.4 million, and using shady and misleading tactics, it’s no surprise that this radical recall has bought its way onto the ballot. We saw the exact same thing happen with Governor Newsom’s recall. We are confident San Francisco voters will reject this Republican-funded and endorsed effort as well. The recall is an attempt to reverse the reforms DA Boudin has enacted to keep us safe and make the criminal justice system fairer. But this will not stop him from continuing to work for all San Franciscans.”

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