The supreme court justices in their ruling did agree that three out of four charges brought against the socialist councilmember were legally sufficient for a recall campaign. It consists of a mixture of political and official business. The range is from opening City Hall to the public during a COVID-19 pandemic and additionally participating in a march to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s home. The result is making her legally protected home address public.
Supreme Court Lays the Stage Bare and Ready for Volatile Showdown
A possible contentious and expensive fight in the upcoming months based on the court’s decision. In fact, the backers of this petition to 10,000 signatures from voters in Seattle’s 3rd Council District will have about 180 days. This will consist of Capitol Hill, parts of the Central District, Montlake and Madison Valley.
Will Kshama Sawant be Stripped of Her Role? It Depends on Various Factors.
Moreover, the question is whether Kshama Sawant will have her role taken away if the petition backers succeed and it goes to the ballot. Timing is literally everything. Therefore, it depends on the speed with which petitioners collect signatures.
Highest Court Considers a Recall Petition
The state’s highest court has considered a recall petition against an elected official in Seattle. It is a second time this year. Recently, earlier this fall, the court basically tossed a petition to force Mayor Jenny Durkan out of office. It was over accusations she mishandled the summer’s protests. Apparently, she attacked working people’s movements! No Bueno Durkan!
This is the second time this year that the state’s highest court has considered a recall petition against an elected official in Seattle. Earlier this fall, the court tossed a petition to force Mayor “tear gas” Jenny Durkan out of office over accusations she mishandled the summer’s protests. Under her vicious watch, Seattle officers have used tear gas, pepper spray, and other less-lethal tactics to break up large crowds. Though she later apologized for those extremely excessive actions.
Inciting Backers of the Socialist Council Member
Even though, the court has rejected the petition against Durkan. She’s an establishment politician. Whatever. They, have in fact, deciding not to stop the one that is against Sawant. That will definitely upset the backers of this socialist council member. She was re-elected for a third time about a year ago. Sawant got 52% of the vote.
Supreme Court is Allowing the Recall Petition Despite Popular Support of Sawant
The court rejected the petition against Durkan, but declined to not stop the one against Sawant, which is likely to incite backers of the socialist council member, who was re-elected for a third time just over a year ago with 52% of the vote.