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Recall fever: Seattle socialist is one of hundreds targeted amid Covid rows

Gavin Newsom’s survival as California’s governor was just one of hundreds of recall attempts on the west coast this year

Recall attempts across the US in recent months have hit a fever pitch in response to Covid-19 and racial justice disputes, and a socialist city council member in Seattle has become the latest prominent seat to be targeted.

Opponents of Kshama Sawant have spent months collecting thousands of signatures in an attempt to unseat the council member, who became the first socialist on the Seattle council in nearly a century after she beat a Democrat in 2013. Last week, the recall effort officially qualified for an election in December.

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