Update: Larry Krasner WILL continue to be District Attorney! https://t.co/jNPxAtMotA
— Rick Krajewski (@rick4westphilly) May 19, 2021
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner won the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, with a large lead over challenger Carlos Vega, who conceded the race shortly before midnight.
The win makes Krasner the strong favorite for re-election in November, paving the way for another four years for his social justice reform agenda. The race was seen as an early referendum on a progressive movement to overhaul the criminal justice system not only in Philadelphia, but nationally.
Krasner had about 65% of the vote at 11:30 p.m., according to the city’s election website. His biggest obstacle to victory on Election Night proved not to be Vega, but malfunctioning vote-counting machines.
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