What many believed would be a shoe in for her re-election, turned out to be a crushing blow. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey lost the Republican primary Tuesday (August 30) for the fourth circuit judicial state attorney.
Former prosecutor and corporate lawyer Melissa Nelson earned 64% of the vote compared to Corey’s 26% in the fourth circuit which oversees Jacksonville, Fla. Nelson will now go up against write-in candidate Kenny Leigh, who also runs an all male law firm in the general election.
Corey’s loss comes as sweet revenge to many who believe she failed to to convince a jury to convict George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Corey’s notoriety later gained momentum when she prosecuted Alexander. Alexander alleged she fired a warning shot to scare her abusive husband during a dispute. Alexander invoked the “stand your ground” defense, the same as Zimmerman, but a judge threw out her claim and sided with Corey, stating Alexander didn’t shoot out of fear but out of rage.
The Internet pulled out some of its best memes and gif to celebrate Corey’s loss. Check out a few below.
— Jimmy Jubes (@OfficialJubes) August 31, 2016
Who we vote for says more abt us than it does abt the candidate. Thank you FL residents 4 dismissing #AngelaCorey a racist state atty.
— CityGirl (@MoaninMary) August 31, 2016
— Horatio Flamethrower (@blindmellojelly) August 31, 2016