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Marxist Seattle Councilwoman Faces Recall after Leading Protesters to Mayor’s Home, Misusing City Funds

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant restarts the “Tax Amazon” campaign she led in 2019 with a rally at Washington Hall in Seattle, Wash., January 13, 2020. (David Ryder/Reuters)

Just weeks after Seattle voters rejected a slate of hard-left progressive candidates for mayor, city council, and city attorney, residents of the city’s most liberal district will have the opportunity to boot one of the country’s most radical elected officials from office.

Mail ballots for the recall of Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s open Marxist city councilwoman, have been sent to the roughly 76,000 voters in the city’s third district ahead of the December 7 election.

Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party, has naturally blasted the effort as a “big business-backed, right-wing recall” funded by Republican donors and supporters of former president

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Ryan Mills is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.

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