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Seattle's socialist city council member facing recall vote Tuesday

Added 12-07-21 10:22:02am EST - “A socialist councilwoman in Seattle faces a recall certification election Tuesday night, a process that was set in motion more than a year ago during the city's protest-filled summer.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Seattle’s socialist city council member facing recall vote Tuesday”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A socialist councilwoman in Seattle faces a recall certification election Tuesday night, a process that was set in motion more than a year ago during the city’s protest-filled summer.

Ms. Sawant, 48, a member of the Socialist Alliance (SA) Party, has been in office since 2014, and is the longest sitting member of the City Council.

Recall petition organizers needed to collect more than 10,700 signatures — 25% of Seattle’s District 3 voters — to put the measure on the November ballot. But the petition’s more than 11,000 signatures were not certified by King County officials until Sept. 30, setting up Tuesday’s vote.

The recall balloting has already seen significant turnout: Media outlets reported that more than a third of eligible voters had turned in their ballots by Sunday night.

“Councilmember Sawant repeatedly misused her position and Council resources,” the recall petition states. “It’s time to hold her accountable.”

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