Residents of Maui waited and excruciating 2 hours for the results of todays make-up election consisting of 1,496 mailed or early walk-in, 1,508 in-person Friday, 12 absentee ballots that were dropped off in-person Friday, and 800 uncounted ballots from Maui.
Statewide Totals (including Puna and Maui) as of 8PM HST Aug 15:No paper ballots were available today for the 2 precincts voting in today's make-up election.
Brian Schatz wins by 1769 votes
Given the snafu on the 800 ballots which were overlooked or not counted on Maui, confidence in the Elections Office is at an all time low.
2:58 PM PT: Schatz gave an ebullient speech. Best part: "My parents taught me how to define success: How much good you can do for others"