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POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2014

~~<p>Anyone who dismisses elections as dull and fails to participate is dead wrong. Saturday's primary election was a wild ride: Full of dizzying plunges and soaring drama &mdash; and voters are still in suspense if it's Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz or rival Colleen Hanabusa advancing to the general election for the U.S. Senate seat.</p>
<p>That outcome isn't expected for another couple of weeks: With Schatz leading by fewer than 1,700 votes but two Hawaii island precincts yet to vote due to Tropical Storm Iselle damage, it becomes clearer than ever that every single vote does count. More about that tomorrow.</p>
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Anyone who dismisses elections as dull and fails to participate is dead wrong. Saturday's primary election was a wild ride: Full of dizzying plunges and soaring drama — and voters are still in suspense if it's Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz or rival Colleen Hanabusa advancing to the general election for the U.S. Senate seat.

That outcome isn't expected for another couple of weeks: With Schatz leading by fewer than 1,700 votes but two Hawaii island precincts yet to vote due to Tropical Storm Iselle damage, it becomes clearer than ever that every single vote does count. More about that tomorrow. Login for more...



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