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  • Kshama Sawant
    Ted S. Warren
    /
    The Associated Press
    The vote in a recall effort against a socialist Seattle City Councilmember tightened considerably Wednesday as more mail ballots were counted, meaning it would be at least another day until it was clear whether the controversial lawmaker would be ousted.
  • Kshama Sawant stands amid a crowd of people holding a microphone and speaking into it.
    Ted S. Warren
    /
    The Associated Press file
    A recall vote that ends Tuesday asks whether Kshama Sawant should be removed from the Seattle City Council for a campaign finance violation, her involvement in a protest march to the home of Mayor Jenny Durkan, and her decision to let a crowd of protesters into City Hall during the pandemic. Sawant says the charges are a pretext for commercial real-estate and big business interests to try to remove her from office.