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Seattle Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Survives Corporate-Backed Recall

HeadlineDec 13, 2021

In Seattle, socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant appears to have narrowly defeated a recall effort pushed by corporate interests. The election has not been officially called yet, as a few hundred votes are still being challenged. Voter turnout was 53% — 10% higher than last month’s general election. Kshama Sawant has been elected by Seattle voters three times. She helped Seattle become the first major city to adopt a $15 minimum wage and successfully passed the “Amazon Tax” to build affordable housing in one of the country’s most expensive cities.

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