After a long day, and even longer campaign, progressive candidate Larry Krasner is the Democratic nomination for district attorney in Philadelphia. According to HuffPost, “… continuing a growing trend of reform-minded candidates overtaking tough-on-crime prosecutors in what had historically been safe seats.”
Krasner earned about 38% of the vote with 89% of the precincts counted. He is favored in the general election that takes place in November, when he will face off against Republican Beth Grossman.
In February, D.A. Seth Williams announced he would not seek a third term. Williams has been indicted on 29 federal fraud charges.
Affording to Huffington Post:
“Progressive advocates and reformers from across the country, including the Democratic Socialists of America, veterans of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and the Black Lives Matter movement, flocked to Krasner’s campaign and viewed it as an opportunity to notch a symbolically important win against the hard-line criminal justice agenda of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Below are some of the Twitter responses on the news, and some moments captured by our promo teams while out helping get people out to vote!
Larry Krasner better deliver on this police reform I’m not playin wit him