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2021 Election

Sawant’s Recall Maps Show Familiar Path to Victory Through Capitol Hill and Central District

Apartment-heavy areas continue to see lower turnout rates, but enough voted to eke out a win for Sawant. Earlier this month, Councilmember Kshama Sawant survived...
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda with colleagues Tammy Morales to right and Lorena Gonzalez and Kshama Sawant to left during election rally at Amazon Spheres. (Credit: Teresa Mosqueda)

What Sawant’s Close 310-Vote Recall Victory Means for Seattle Politics

Business leaders just can't get rid of Kshama Sawant no matter how hard they try. Seattle's firebrand socialist city councilmember prevailed in her fourth...
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Voter Turnout Maps Tell Tale of Two Cities: Urban and Suburban

We've covered how the 2021 election didn't go progressives' way in three key Seattle races, despite a late surge in progressive ballots. But new...

Sawant Pulls Ahead in Thursday Ballot Drop, Likely Survives Recall

Councilmember Kshama Sawant is ahead by 232 votes after Thursday's ballot drop. With late votes trending strongly her way, that lead is likely to...

Recall Shaping Up to Be a Nailbiter as Sawant Trails Early

Polls closed last night in the recall election of socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Initial counts show Sawant trailing by almost 2,000 votes...

Election Results Maps Show Single Family Surge Propelled Centrists to Victory

Single family zones overwhelmingly swung for Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell, Councilmember-Elect Sara Nelson, and Seattle City Attorney-Elect Ann Davison, as new precinct-level final results map...

Vote No on the Recall of Kshama Sawant

Anyone who’s been paying close attention to Seattle politics the last few years (and even some who haven’t) has an opinion about Kshama Sawant....
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Seattle Progressives Gain 13 Points from Election Night, but Come Up Short

Homelessness was the dominant campaign issue, but housing looms as an issue progressives can win on. On election night, Lorena González was down 29.6 points...