Monday, February 29, 2016
California: A look at the 1925 Anaheim City Council "KKK" recall
A street brawl featuring Klu Klux Klan members and a number of counter-protesters (who ended up stabbed and arrested) has led to articles looking back to a famous recall fight in 1925. Four of the five members of the Anaheim City Council were members of the Klan, and they had the support of Anaheim's leading newspaper (the Plain Dealer). But on election day in February 1925, all four of the Klan councilmen were kicked out, with margins over 500 votes. The only anti-Klan member recall failed. Turnout was an amazing 95%.