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Primary incomplete but odds are long for Senate challenger in Hawaii
Primary incomplete but odds are long for Senate challenger in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Democratic primary election may stretch for weeks because of storm-related voting delays, but the challenger in an acrimonious and achingly close U.S. Senate race faces an uphill struggle to win. With more than 200 precincts reporting, appointed Sen. Brian Schatz held a 1,635-vote lead over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, out of 230,000 votes cast. But that did not include full tallies from two Big Island precincts where voting was canceled Saturday because of the effects of Tropical Storm Iselle. Although no one was calling the race for Schatz, the math is not on Hanabusa’s side. The two precincts include just more than 8,000 voters. Some of them may have cast early...

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