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Recall vote tightens for Seattle socialist in latest count

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SEATTLE (AP) — The vote in a recall effort against a socialist Seattle City Councilmember has tightened considerably as more mail ballots are counted. That means it will take least another day to determine whether the controversial lawmaker will be ousted or keep hear seat. Kshama Sawant Sawant is a 48-year-old economics professor and the city’s longest serving council member. The latest results Wednesday showed just over 50% of voters favoring Sawant’s recall, which makes the race closer than the 53% figure reported after Tuesday night’s tally. Another ballot count comes on Thursday. Liberal Seattle candidates in Seattle have tended recently to make up ground with later-arriving ballots.

Associated Press

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