Sawant recall petition certified, election set for December 7

This afternoon King County Elections announced that it has officially certified that the campaign to recall Seattle District 3 Councilmember Sawant has submitted a sufficient number of petition signatures to qualify for an election. It further announced that the election will be held on December 7th. As with all other Washington elections, it will be conducted by mail-in ballot. Ballots will be mailed out to District 3 voters on November 17th. I hope you found this article valuable. If you did, please take a moment to make a contribution to support my ongoing work. Thanks!

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Compassion Seattle changes mind, appeals ruling after all

Last Friday, after King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer removed the “Compassion Seattle” charter amendment from the November ballot, the campaign announced that it would not appeal the ruling given the short amount of time until King County Elections needs to print ballots.  But this morning in a surprising reversal, the campaign went ahead and filed a motion for an emergency stay of Judge Shaffer’s ruling in anticipation of a full appeal to follow.

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Judge certifies updated recall petition against Sawant

This afternoon, King County Superior court Jim Rogers briefly heard oral arguments and quickly issued a ruling certifying an updated ballot synopsis for the recall petition against Councilmember Sawant. That allows the recall campaign to immediately turn to signature-gathering, though Judge Rogers still must resolve one remaining issue related to how long the campaign has to turn in the required signatures.

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