Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks to the hundreds of demonstrators she let into a locked Seattle City Hall in June 2020, one of the actions cited on the Sawant recall ballot. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks to the hundreds of demonstrators she let into a locked Seattle City Hall in June 2020, one of the actions cited on the Sawant recall ballot. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Local Politics

How Kshama Sawant recall election may have sweeping consequences for all of Seattle

Only residents of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant's district are deciding whether she should be recalled, but the Dec. 7 vote could ripple through the entire city's political scene. Here's what's at stake.

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