Results of the final interview – General Election 2020 results

It was 11:30-ish or so on Tuesday the 3rd of November when the first results of the Hawai‘i elections were finally released. And, while some of the results were foretold by reported pollsters in October, the fact that the final results pretty much tracked the same as the pols were quite interesting. So without further ado, some post-election analysis by PHwSF. Differences in the waving of the hand. President Trump ...
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2020 Holiday Season*

Over the past couple of weeks, as we get closer to Halloween, my wife and I have been talking about what we plan to do on that day. Typically, our discussions talk about where we plan to walk around in, what costumes to wear, etc. Large gatherings (relatively speaking for Hawaii) are already being discouraged for the holiday season. That will not go down well with a certain sect of ...
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Spending the kālā

Last week the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, David Ige, came to the podium to announce how he was going to spend down the millions of dollars the state has at hand from the CARES act funding given to Hawai‘i. As some may know, the state has been slow in spending down the money, so much so that even members of the Congressional delegation of Hawai‘i in Washington, as ...
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Experience matters?

Today, saying you're "not the incumbent" is actually an asset to the first time candidate for political office in Hawaii, according to how the primary election panned out. PC: "MORE JOBS! NOT THE INCUMBENT" by bjmccray is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 You’d think that political “experience” was a hard and fast rule for anyone seeking to occupy a political office. That being said, no matter how you slice or dice, experience always becomes ...
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The Hawaiian Ivy League

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who has been keeping an eye on a number of state and city elections lately. He relayed to me a very interesting point that I think many voters in Hawai‘i need to take into account when choosing their next leaders. He pointed out a couple of races, but mentioned one in particular to exemplify his observation. The Hawai‘i House District ...
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