2014 US Senate: Hawaii

Joseph Robidoux III
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2014 US Senate: Hawaii

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:15 pm

I believe the vote by mail option would have been the better choice to make, but then nobody asked me.


KHON2 News spoke with residents from Paradise Park, Hawaiian Shores, and Hawaiian Beaches, many of them still struggling without power, and some without water. They said they wanted to vote because they know they can really make a difference, but their day-to-day tasks put this election on the back burner.


[/break1]com/2014/08/15/many-puna-residents-too-busy-cleaning-up-after-storm-to-vote/]http://khon2.com/2014/08/15/many-puna-r ... m-to-vote/Hanabusa was very, very sad about people not being able to vote and is not ruling out a court challenge. That said, Schatz had a solid lead over her in the Puna district, which she doesn't mention. She might have been able to narrow it if voting was prolonged for 3 weeks for the mail in ballot, which I'm guessing was her goal, but she needed to win with a huge margin to take the election. IOW, it wouldn't have made a difference.





Voting is ridiculously easy in Hawaii. You can sign up for a permanent absentee ballot. The primary ballots were mailed out around July 8th. You can also vote early. (I think for about two weeks, but I don't recall exactly.) ALL candidates urged their followers to vote early because of the hurricane watch. I'm having a little trouble with feeling much sympathy for people who waited until primary election day to vote, if voting and making a difference was so very, very important to them.After reading your post I withdraw my comment about the mail option.



Joseph Robidoux III
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2014 US Senate: Hawaii

#52

Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:59 pm

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -5148.html Guess I don't need to make travel arrangements to see the 20th island. I'm filing this one under how sloppy can a polling organization be and still get the winner right in this race.



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2014 US Senate: Hawaii

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Post by Mikedunford » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:27 pm

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -5148.html Guess I don't need to make travel arrangements to see the 20th island. I'm filing this one under how sloppy can a polling organization be and still get the winner right in this race. The actual number of islands probably depends a lot on how you define "island." But there are quite a few more than the eight main islands. With the exception of Midway, all the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are part of the state (and, in fact, part of the City and County of Honolulu.


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