Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Washington: Seattle City Councilmember facing petitions

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant (the first socialist elected to Seattle's council in 100 years) is facing a 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. 

Update: Petitions have been filed

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