Sunday, August 23, 2020

Washington: Leader of Seattle City Council recall member loses job over effort

Ernie Lou, one of the leaders of the recall effort against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant (the first socialist elected to Seattle's council in 100 years), has lost his job due to his work on the recall. He was an independent contractor at a film festival. 

The recall effort over a kitchen sink of complaints, including revealing the mayor's home address, giving decision-making authority to Socialist Alternative (which has been a complaint against her before, though it was dismissed by the Ethics and Election Commission), promoting a ballot initiative, letting protesters in City Hall after hours and helping to create a criminal environment.

Petitioners would need over 10,700 signatures to get on the ballot. Washington is also a "malfeasance standard/judicial recall state", so a recall effort will need to get approval to get on the ballot. 

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