A petition to recall Seattle City Council member evil witch Kshama Sawant
Aug 19, 2020
(The Center Square) — A petition to recall Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant accuses her of abusing her powers as an elected official.
Filed on Tuesday with King County elections by Seattle resident Ernie Lou on behalf of the “Recall City of Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant Committee,” the petition outlines a series of accusations against the seven-year council member.
It asserts that Sawant misused council resources to promote a ballot initiative in February and violated city hiring rules by giving decision-making authority to Socialist Alternative, of which Sawant is an outspoken member.
The petition also claims that Sawant endangered city employees by admitting hundreds of protesters into Seattle City Hall and"created a criminal environment" in the East Precinct area of Capitol Hill where the former Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone was created.
The petition will be forwarded to the county Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.
If approved, Lou will have until March to collect roughly 10,700 certified signatures from registered voters or around 25 percent of the total votes cast in the last District 3 election.
A special election asking voters to recall Sawant would take place on Feb. 9, 2021.
Sawant has been among the city council's most vocal critics of the Seattle Police Department and was the sole member to vote against the council's multi-million dollar police budget cuts, saying the cuts did not go far enough.