State Supreme Court allows effort to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant to proceed

SEATTLE — The effort to recall Kshama Sawant from the Seattle City Council can continue following a Washington State Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday.

Sawant is being accused of violating her role as a council member during the height of Seattle protests. Recall organizers allege a series of violations, including that Sawant used her passkey to City Hall, allowing protesters into the building, and that she appeared at a protest outside Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Seattle home.

She also, according to the ruling, disregarded state COVID-19 orders and endangered city workers by allowing hundreds of people into City Hall while it was closed due to the pandemic.

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