America’s New Class of Leaders Won Big at the Ballot Box by DEFENDING the Police… Not Defunding It
There is good news this week for frontline law enforcement officers across America, as well as America’s lawmakers: You can defend the good men & women among America’s police and still win at the ballot box.
In fact, many of your political futures depend upon it.
From California’s Congresswoman-elect Michelle Steel to New York’s Nicole Malliotakis, a message to Defend the Police — not #DefundThePolice — was overwhelmingly popular. As an Orange County Supervisor, Steel (a minority in a swing district) actually introduced a resolution to create a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and Malliotakis marched shoulder to shoulder with New York’s finest during her campaign.
Steel becomes only the second GOP candidate in over two decades that has defeated an incumbent Democrat, according to The Association Press. In fact, she won with 51 percent of the vote, even though President Trump only carried 33% of the California vote.
Malliotakis followed a similar trajectory. At the time of concession, she led the incumbent by over 37,000 votes. For most of the last 75 years, a Democrat has held the seat, according to The New York Times.
In contradiction to the Presidential election, Steel’s race was called on Election Night and Malliotakis just two days later.
The Conclusion: Candidates who stood with upstanding men and women in blue not only didn’t get canceled; in fact, they WON. Big.