The Latest: Hawaii voters choose Clinton, Schatz, Hanabusa
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii’s election (all times local):
Hillary Clinton won Hawaii’s four electoral votes in Tuesday’s election, and voters gave U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz his first full-term in office.
Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will return to the U.S. House to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been re-elected to the U. S. House of Representatives.
Results were delayed to allow for people to vote if they were in line at 6 p.m.
Voters faced long lines and broken machines throughout Oahu.
Hawaii Office of Elections spokeswoman Nedielyn Bueno says there are 52 Oahu precincts still open as of 7 p.m.
Anyone in line at 6 p.m., when the polls were scheduled to close, was allowed to vote.
Hawaii voters Tuesday faced long lines and broken machines at precincts throughout Oahu.
With a polarizing presidential race, an election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai and the possibility of an all-Democrat state Senate, Hawaii voters faced difficult choices at the polls.
Voters in Hawaii are facing long lines and broken machines at the polls.
On Oahu, 18 out of 153 ballot scanners malfunctioned Tuesday morning. But elections spokeswoman Nedielyn Bueno says all were repaired or replaced quickly.
That total doesn’t include machines that malfunctioned in the afternoon, such as Kamiloiki Elementary School in East Honolulu, where voters stood in long lines and waited about an hour to vote.
Precinct chairwoman Cecile Smith says the ballot scanning machine was down at that precinct for about 30 minutes. She said the number of voters was overwhelming.
With a polarizing presidential race, an election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai and the possibility of an all-Democrat state Senate, Hawaii voters face difficult choices at the polls.
Many are heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes. Some are saying they’re relieved election season will be over.
Democratic former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is hoping to return to her old seat in Congress, which she gave up to run for Senate two years ago. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, the Democrat who beat Hanabusa in that Senate race, is hoping to return to his Senate seat.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is also running for re-election.
The lone Republican state Senator Sam Slom is facing a challenge from Democrat Stanley Chang.