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Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz fends off challenge as makeup voting ends
Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz fends off challenge as makeup voting ends

Surmounting yet another voting snafu, Hawaii awarded its Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to appointed incumbent Brian Schatz late Friday, as he defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in an election whose outcome was delayed nearly a week by the impact of Tropical Storm Iselle. A tally of votes released late Friday showed Schatz with 115,401 overall to Hanabusa’s 113,632, a difference of less than 1,800 votes or 0.7%. Friday’s result included votes cast from two precincts on the Big Island where balloting was postponed by the landfall of the tropical storm one day before last Saturday’s planned primary. Electricity was cut off and roads were impassable in those...

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