(PartiallyPolitics.com) Over the weekend Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, D, put out a campaign video from her event in Grand Crossing in which she said that people should not vote at all if they were not going to vote for her. However, Lightfoot has said that she had misspoken in the video.

In the video, Lightfoot could be heard saying that anyone from the South Side voting for “somebody not named Lightfoot is a vote for Chuy Garcia or Paul Vallas.”

U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas are two of the challengers that Lightfoot is facing in the election. She continued her remarks by claiming that people who want to have one of those two “controlling your fate and your destiny” should not vote and instead should stay home.

On Monday after casting her vote at Northeastern Illinois University, Lightfoot had told reporters that she had not meant that people should not vote in the election. She added that if she had said something other than everybody needed to vote then she had simply misspoken in the heat of the moment. She continued to say that she had always been consistent in urging everyone everywhere to vote.

Despite what Lightfoot is now claiming, her comment was met with a lot of criticism as some of her opponents have claimed that her comments were harming the democratic process.

Garcia said that this was “disqualifying rhetoric” for anyone who had hoped to lead Chicago.

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