Latest Recall elections News

Recall vote tightens for Seattle socialist in latest count

Dec. 08, 2021 23:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The vote in a recall effort against a socialist Seattle City Councilmember tightened considerably on Wednesday as more mail ballots were counted, meaning it will take at least another day to determine whether the controversial lawmaker will be ousted or keep her post. ...

Seattle socialist politician faces tight race in recall push

Dec. 08, 2021 00:03 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Preliminary results Tuesday showed Seattle voters narrowly in favor of recalling socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a firebrand who pushed the city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, raged against hometown tech giant Amazon for its business practices and angered many with her...

Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle

Dec. 06, 2021 12:48 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years...

Maui mayor recall signatures under review

Nov. 24, 2021 14:06 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui's mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues. Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures...

3rd Anchorage Assembly member faces possible recall election

Nov. 18, 2021 14:26 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third member of Anchorage’s governing body could face a recall election. The municipal clerk’s office on Wednesday certified an application to begin the recall process against Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard, Alaska Public Media ...

Recall effort for GOP lawmaker halted due to redistricting

Nov. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An effort to recall a state Republican legislator can’t occur now that a new redistricting map has been approved, North Dakota’s top election official announced Thursday. Secretary of State Al Jaeger said he rescinded the petition to recall GOP...

Group mobilizes against official who was Oath Keeper

Nov. 11, 2021 19:17 PM EST

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group in a Florida county is starting a petition to recall a city commissioner who used to be a member of a group labeled as extremist by some hate-watchdog organizations. The West Volusia branch of the NAACP says it was mobilizing a...

Eureka superintendent retiring due to division over COVID-19

Nov. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EST

EUREKA, Mont. (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning, as the intimate border community of Eureka made preparations to watch the Lions football team trounce Big Timber in the Class B quarterfinals, Superintendent of Schools Jim Mepham was busy boxing up his belongings. He...

Gov. Newsom to push vaccines in Southern California swing

Nov. 10, 2021 01:35 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will visit a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County on Wednesday to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates heading into the winter season. Newsom has a full...

Crime weary San Franciscans to vote on recall of divisive DA

Nov. 09, 2021 20:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elections officials announced Tuesday that a recall election against San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin will appear on the ballot in June, giving residents of the politically liberal city a chance to keep or oust a polarizing figure and former public defender...