The Baltimore Race for Mayor Ends with a Surprising Twist

The Baltimore Race for Mayor Ends with a Surprising Twist

In recent years, the city of Baltimore, Maryland, has taken over as the nation’s most dangerous metropolis. Once renown for its grand historic architecture and beauty, it is now remembered for the trash strewn about its streets and the unequaled crime rates. But it doesn’t take much to realize that the city didn’t get to this place on its own.

It had help, namely, in the form of corrupt Democratic leadership. It has been noted that in the last decade or so that every single person to sit in the mayor’s office has been up to their necks in crime themselves.

Take former and disgraced mayor Sheila Dixon, for example.

Dixon was given the seat in 2007 when then-mayor Martin O’Malley was promoted to the governor. Dixon served out the remainder of his term and was re-elected as mayor. But in 2010, she was forced to resign after being indicted for no less than 12 felony and misdemeanor counts, including theft, misconduct, and perjury.

In the end, the disgraced mayor was convicted of embezzlement, due to her theft of over $600 worth of gift cards that were intended to go to families in need.

Tell me, what kind of leader are you when you steal from the poor…

And since then, the list of mayors put into office have not done much better. In fact, all of them since Dixon, who is running for a shot at the title again this year, have either resigned or been arrested for some scandalous reason or another.

Needless to say, the city of Baltimore has been rather down on its luck for some time, and obviously in need of a change in leadership qualities.

And that’s probably why someone other than Dixon was just announced as the winner of the city’s mayoral primary race.

As the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday night:

“Brandon Scott has won the crowded Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor, making good on his campaign to “change the guard” at City Hall and usher in a new generation of leadership. The 36-year-old City Council president eked out a narrow victory over former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who sought to reclaim the office she lost a decade ago when she resigned amid a public corruption scandal.”

According to the Sun, “Scott holds 29.4% of the votes counted so far in the election, according to returns released Tuesday night, while Dixon has claimed 27.7%. He was ahead by more than 2,300.”

These results are noted as quite a change from just a few days ago when the Sun and other outlets reported that Dixon was in the lead. And in all honesty, she was.

As early as last Friday, the counted votes seemed to show that the disgraced former mayor was in the lead and would win. In fact, at one point, she led by a full 6 percent, which is about 4,500 individual votes. However, as mail-in ballots continued to flock in, that gap was quickly closed.

As reported by the Sun on Sunday, the two were at near dead tie. But by Tuesday evening, Scott’s number of votes continued to grow, leaving Dixon far enough behind to lose.

What this seems to tell us that most of Scott’s supporters waited until the last minute to vote and may have been undecided even into the final days and hours of the race. With mail-in ballots being allowed to be postmarked as late as the election day itself, these last-minute voters likely saw that Dixon could pull off a win and decided not to put her corrupt form of leadership back in office.

And good for them.

How in the world do the residents of Baltimore expect much to change in their downtrodden city if the type of leadership does not? If they want crime rates, including the much higher than average murder rate, they have to put someone in office who isn’t a criminal themselves.

It’s bad enough that they even let someone like Dixon run for office again, let alone have such a close loss. Apparently, some people have to learn the hard way.

But for now, at least there is the possibility of the city being in good hands. With Scott winning the Democratic primary, he might as well have won the general election because, in Baltimore, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10 to 1.

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21 thoughts on “The Baltimore Race for Mayor Ends with a Surprising Twist

  1. Baltimore, Maryland born and bred. B’More has been going downhill my whole 50 + years being on earth and it is directly related to The Democrats being in charge.
    I couldn’t believe it when Dixon had the nerve to even run again. I was even more surprised that anybody supported her. It just goes to show you that The Democrats have successfully put together the biggest fraud campaign in our history by getting blacks to vote for Democrats even thought The Democrats have always been against Blacks since The Democrat party was formed. Do your research and you will see the Democrats are the party of baby killers, Slavery, Jim Crow, The KKK, and against Civil Rights for blacks as shown by their policies and actions. The Democrats are aligned with every Anti-American group. The big switch in Parties was and is a big lie. Look it up, it was a couple people. People should not be supporting the Democrats after their Seditious and Treasonous actions of spying and attempted Coup during the 2016 Election.
    The Republicans are against Slavery, The NRA helped arm Blacks in the south to fight against The Democrat KKK, and Republicans want all of us to be safe. I keep hearing President Trump is a racist, well if he is he is the worst racist in history since he has Kanye wearing a MAGA hat, passed prison reform, is fighting for school choice for everyone, and has helped more blacks get jobs than anyone else.
    The Democrats didn’t even allow blacks in their party until 1924. Blacks were Republican until they started believing the lies of the Democrats and went on the handout wagon.
    People need to wake up and get off The Democrat Plantation. More people need to look into the Blexit and WalkAway movements.

  2. BRAVO ; Mr. Mike Wilson, I was born in Chicago, 73 years ago,. One of the most corrupt large cities in America and has been controlled by democratic people that only want for them self’s and the lobbying friends. Once again BRAVO,

  3. As long as there are Democrats, there will be corruption. They are traitors, to the country and to the citizens. They suck up to the uninformed, then use them for their own purposes. Just look at Pelosi. She just ‘LOVES’ illegals and Blacks, but only for their illegal votes. (Wetbacks cannot legally vote, ) and many are fed the ‘carrot’ , so they follow what the Dem’s say, just to get ‘FREE’ stuff But nothing is free, unless you are a politician, and have voted yourself an enormous pay raise, which is actually stolen money from the citizens.

  4. Baltimore will never changes as long as Democrats hold the mayor’s office and the majority on the City Council. I lived there under the regimes of O’Malley, Dixon, and Rawlings-Blake and a Democrat City Council – unmitigated disasters all. The city is truly a mess as a result of Leftist ideology. I wish Mr. Scott well in his efforts but until the political landscape changes, things won’t change.

  5. It’s NOT just those who are put in office but WHO IN hell votes for them. Something like Cortez. Who would vote for her? WHO? Tell me why it is always the cops, whites OR someone else that has to do the changing? Look at the OTHER politicians who are crooked enough to appoint these other positions to less than acceptable people. ALL and I mean ALL our politicians can talk the ears off a mule with language NO ONE understands. uSE WORDS WITH FIVE DIFFERENT MEANINGS so they can make fit whatever situation they’re in. DON’T vote for a well articulated candidate, they will only lie! That’s all they know!

  6. President Trump has exposed the Democrat’s hypocrisy and Blacks In America should as well. To support a Political Party that has always kept Blacks Enslaved makes no since at all. First this Party created a Civil War to keep their slaves and then when this Party loses this Civil War they turn around and segregates the Blacks to stop reformation. Keeping the power of the vote out of the hands of Blacks, as well as pay former Black slaves, slave wages. The slaves gain nothing but mobility, yet slaves did not have funds enough to relocate to the North. For the few that did have funds they had to compete with thousands of ex-slaves for jobs again living on slave wages. Martin Luther King should be a example of why we must know our history. This man may have done more than anyone in their lifetime to expose the injustice of Blacks in America. He endured hardship and ridicule for the advancement of civil rights. President Trump knows this so this is why he asks minorities support him when he say “What do you have to lose?” I can agree that the Democrat Party nominated and elected our first “Black President”, but Obama’s election did nothing to advance the plight of Blacks in America. All Obama did was open old wounds to live the sixties over again. Obama could have done what Trump is doing now, so why didn’t he? Obama was so wound up by using the Race Card, that he failed to put legislation on the table. Now his only claim to fame is being the first “Black President”, a closet Racists, and gave us Obama Care while to cost of healthcare doubled for the average US Citizens. He lied when he said we could keep our policies and our doctors. He must have known that the Mandatory Enrollment by citizen would be deemed unconstitutional. A burden American did not want or need. Paying a fine not to enroll was cheaper than having Obamacare. WHAT DO BLACKS AND LATINOS HAVE TO LOSE BY SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP? NOT ONE DAMN THING. Blacks and Latinos in America should get what every US Citizens gets. Whites and others in America do not get a free ride through life, they earn what they get and are proud of what they have. Calling Whites and others in America Racists is a total lie. American share the fruits of their labor. If you want to live in the past, you will die and become part of this past.

  7. Insanity is voting for the same democrat party over and over and expecting different results…..If I were black do you think, being of sound mind, that I would support the party that enslaved my great -grandparents?

  8. Baltimore has claimed the title of “Most dangerous town in America” we are told. Democrats outnumber Republicans in Baltimore by a 10 to 1 margin. Hmmm. I was just wondering if one has anything to do with the other?

  9. Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem
    to get there! Thank you

  10. Are you pay a company to write positive reviews? Duplicate comments from the same “person/name” that are not related to the topic, but rave about how good it is? In such poor English that it makes zero sense? Come one!! The article doesn’t require fake praise. It was interesting all on it’s own. I enjoyed the content until I hit the remarks section. Then I got annoyed. Glad Baltimore didn’t vote in the same crook for another crack at stealing from the needy citizens of their area. Now, let’s hope this one is honest, and the city reaps some benefits from the administration….for a change.

  11. The FBI named Chicago the gun murder capital of the US for 7 years. Last year Baltimore became the gun murder capital of the US.

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