Little separates Caldwell and Djou
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Little separates Caldwell and Djou

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Aulii Tenn, statewide counting center manager, carried a tray of absentee ballots on her way to the counting center set up in the Senate chamber of the Capitol on Saturday.

An unscientific peek into how Oahu’s electorate voted in the Honolulu mayor’s race shows Mayor Kirk Caldwell and former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou each faring well in some regions while in need of work in other communities as they head for their Nov. 8 showdown.

Caldwell relied on solid support through the midsection of the island — from Salt Lake to Wahiawa — to secure his first-place finish in Saturday’s primary election. Djou, meanwhile, counted on his home base of East Honolulu and Kailua to bolster him but also found somewhat surprising support in areas like Kalihi and the Waianae Coast where Democrats have traditionally done well.

Caldwell is a card-carrying Democrat while Djou is a Republican.

In the islandwide tallies Caldwell grabbed 44.6 percent of the 166,002 votes cast while Djou captured 43.7 percent of the votes in a close, second-place finish.

Precinct breakdowns showed Caldwell winning a majority of the votes within the borders of 18 Oahu state House of Representatives districts while Djou carried the day in 17 House districts. Going further into the weeds, Caldwell was first in 78 Oahu precincts while Djou was tops in 74 of them, with one additional precinct — a mail-in-only section of Kunia — a tie since no one voted in it.

That count, however, belies the fact that Caldwell won more of the precincts with the larger turnouts while more of Djou’s support came from smaller precincts.

For instance, Caldwell’s largest margins of victory were in House District 33 (Halawa-Aiea-Newtown), where he won by 783 votes; District 34 (Pearl City- Waimalu-Pacific Palisades), where he was ahead of Djou by 777 votes; and District 37 (Mililani-Waipio-Waikele), which he took by 780 votes.

Djou took some districts decisively as well, however. He won District 17 (Kalama Valley-Queen’s Gate-Hawaii Kai) by 721 votes and District 18 (Hahaione Valley- Aina Haina-Kahala) by 747 votes.

There were also a number of districts where Caldwell and Djou finished within 50 votes of each other. Djou bested Caldwell in District 22 (Waikiki-Ala Moana-Kakaako) by only 10 votes, District 27 (Nuuanu-Liliha- Alewa Heights) by 40 votes and District 43 (Kalaeloa-Ko Olina-Maili) by 30 votes.

Similarly, the incumbent beat Djou in District 31 (Fort Shafter-Moanalua Gardens-Aliamanu) by seven votes and District 46 (Wahiawa-Whitmore-Poamoho) by 66 votes.

Some traditionally Democratic regions where Djou showed strength were Districts 28 (Kamehameha Heights-Kalihi Valley), 29 (Chinatown-Iwilei-Kalihi) and 44 (Waianae-Makaha-Makua).

A question being asked the day after the primary is where the 15,539 votes that former Mayor Peter Carlisle received will go. Carlisle was eliminated from contention after finishing third in the field of 11. The data offer no clue about the answer, however, since Carlisle finished third in all Oahu precincts and by about the same margins.

Neighboring communities showed stark differences in some parts of the island. Djou won District 50 (Kailua-Kaneohe) handily while Caldwell won District 49 (Kaneohe-Maunawili-Kailua). In West Oahu, Caldwell won District 41 (Ewa Villages-Ocean Pointe-Ewa Beach) while Djou took District 40 (Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point).

Caldwell, surprisingly, did well in areas where rail construction has caused the most headaches, winning in Waipahu and Pearl City-Aiea districts.

Caldwell is considered the contentious $8 billion rail project’s biggest supporter, while Djou has been among its staunchest critics.

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  • I listened to Caldwell speak and he has a screw loose. He thinks cars are lower “quality of life” than riding rail. That’s plain nuts. Have you tried to carry a large load of groceries home on rail? Have you tried to drop your kids off at school on rail? Have you had to stand because no seat was available? Did the guy rubbing up against you because there’s no space take a shower? Is that crazy looking dude across the aisle staring at you? Do you have to transfer to two other buses to get where you want to go? How many times is the train going to stop where you’re not going? Caldwell has been bought by special interests to try to pretend that rail is better “quality of life”. It is not.

    • I agree about what you say about riding the bus. However, if we can convince more people to ride rail our “quality of life” driving into work could improve. Each rail vehicle consist of 4 cars; each car can carry up to 200 people. If half of those people riding rail were former drivers, that potentially 400 less cars on the road. On top of rail vehicles are spaced 10 minutes apart or about 6 rail vehicles per hour. You multiply that by 400 less car drivers that’s about 2,400 less cars on the road per hour. Even at 200 less cars per rail vehicle that’s 1,200 less cars per hour. That’s quality of life for those of us who continue to ride while the rail riders will suffer with all that’s bad about riding the bus. For personal gains, let’s encourage more people to ride rail.

      • IRT GV: Your numbers indicate 4000 STANDING Rail commuters per hour.

        Convert the guide way to a 2-lane reversible freeway which will carry 17,000 SITTING commuters per hour (200 buses and 3800 HOV(2) vehicles per hour). The two-lane reversible can be used for single passenger vehicles during non-peak hours.

        Tampa has built a Reversible Express Lane for $42 million per mile in year 2006, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkM-MC3N-oY. The Tampa elevated structure is built similar to the Oahu Rail guide way (see typical cross section for both structures).

        The express buses can start in Makaha and continue on to Kaneohe, UH Manoa, Waikiki and beyond.”

        • Our rail is very similar to the elevated portion of Seattle’s successful LINK light rail line. Our rail will also serve the same destinations including downtown, airport and stadium. I stayed at a hotel near the airport rail stop and taking the train was much more convenient than driving the rental car in traffic and finding parking.

        • Seattle has 3 times more residents than Oahu. And their rail is not like the massive failure we have on Oahu.

        • ukuleleblue says: Our rail is very similar to the elevated portion of Seattle’s successful LINK light rail line.

          And what you fail to mention is that Seattle’s LINK rail line serves 3 counties with a population of over 3 million people combined yet has a daily ridership of less than 55,000 riders. Oahu’s population is a third less then what LINK serves yet is supposed to exceed ridership by double.

          Instead of trying to convince us how rail is so good, why don’t you first tell us where on the mainland you’re from and how you’re connected to this ill-conceived project called rail.

        • Our geography is so different from Seattle. You can see that in the car traffic patterns. Seattle has nothing like the nightmare that is H-1.

        • Seattle spent more money on their highway infrastructure. We haven’t done anything for over two decades.

        • We do not need more highways. They only add to urban sprawl across the landscape and over the island. We need to limit and confine urban growth along the rail metro guide way between Honolulu and our second city in Kapolei, and and around and near the 21 metro stations. Keep the country, country.

        • You may not live close to any of the future 21 metro stations. However you may get to the metro stations by: biking, taking the local buses, roller blading, by scooter, or driving to the metro station and parking there. The rail guide way and the metro stations are located along the most densely populated areas of the island, so the metro will serve all of those people

    • you are nuts. the same deficiencies that you cite for rail would be the same for a bus system. so your thinking is irrelevant. those people who will be using mass transit are those that can and are willing sacrifice a little inconvenience for a faster commute. many people will continue to drive even when rail is complete but those who don’t want to be stuck in traffic for a couple of hours will change to take the train. people don’t have to buy groceries when using mass transit, they can adapt and shop on weekends or after work. more children ride the bus to school than parents dropping them off. but as habits change, more children will ride the bus or train to school, especially those who go to private school from the west side.

    • what, with your kids riding rail you would not have to drive them to school, they would get to school, to HCC, HPU, Leeward Community College, UH West Oahu, by themselves. The kids would not need to have a car or drive. Seniors as well. I noticed in Bangkok and many cities in France, there are a lot of kids and students riding the metro. Groceries, take a wheeled foldable carrier with you, or backpack. The crazy or smelly person can be avoided by moving away or to another metro car. The metro will stop way less than any bus or car, and be more frequent, and faster getting you to your destination. Even if you have to stand the trip will not be long. With the frequency of the metro, each metro car will not be packed, so you are more likely to find a seat. In other cities with metro lines, only during the morning and afternoon rush hours, are the metros are crowded and you have to stand. You can bring your bicycles, your carts and luggage on the metro. With 21 metro stations along our 20 mile metro line,
      most people will not be going the full length from Kapolei to Ala Moana. Many will be going from Pearl Highlands into town with fewer stops, or from the Airport to Ala Moana Center, or Honolulu.

    • Well, then go with Caldwell’s other idea — put bikeways on streets by eliminating lanes on those streets. Doesn’t he realize that he’s going to make traffic congestion even worse.

      • Do you ever tire of attempting to spread that blatant lie? Djou is universally despised by the far right, I particular by what remains of the Tea Party movement in Hawaii, now known as HIRA, as evidenced by the incessant barrage of attacks by mentally ill activist Eric Ryan, here and across social media. He was also the first prominent local Republican to come out against Trump, further infuriating the whackjobs on the far right. Hate the guy if you want, but we all owe it to ourselves to be honest.

        • Charles Djou voted with his fellow Tea Party cohorts while in Congress against every jobs bill. every bill to make corporations foreign and domestic to pay taxes, every tax incentive to bring jobs back to America. Charles Djou is the genuine Tea Party candidate.

        • Djou also voted with the Democrats to lift Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opening up our military to the progressive social engineering. He also voted against lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling. So don’t believe for one minute Djou is far right, he’s what us conservatives call a RINO. Yotare must be your typical progressive wack-o-mole that bashes conservatives like Ryan, but never disputes the facts he presents. So look at yourself before you tell others to be honest.

      • OD — Is that you, Bart D? We used to have interesting conversations in the Platform Committee. You always were too liberal, but I understood where you came from. Do you still wear that Lenin-esque goatee and moustache?

  • Just don’t trust Caldwell when it comes to rail, he has let us down with his oversight of the project. He has done great in other areas like roads, but the rail project is going to bankrupt us as a county, his continued belief that the project can come in on budget and on time is a dream. At some point he’s going to ask for property tax increases to pay for it….that Is a huge non starter, hopefully both candidates pledge during debates to not use tax in creases to fund the project. Of course a property tax increase would not hurt Caldwell, he’ll probably go back to paying $300/yr property tax on his “historical” property once he leaves office.

    • “……….hopefully both candidates pledge during debates to not use tax in creases to fund the project.”

      He already told everyone that he’s gonna build rail “ON TIME AND ON BUDGET” and he told the legislature all he needed was another 5 years on the GET extension to pay for rail. We all saw how that turned out.

    • Yeah, and he was a lucky dude. Met and married the scioness of the Tanouye Saimin Stand in Kaimuki. Not to brag but that family really put together a pile of bucks. Don’t know how many children the grandparents had, but they did send Donna’s father to med school, so seems that he was the anointed in the family. So, no doubt all the historic homes bought by Kirk and Donna through the years had some connection to the well to do family status. And of course now, Kirk has that plush Territorial Savings board position that pays him $250,000 a year for his advisory expertise. How many hours a year do you meet, Kirky Boy?

      • I wondered if that was the same “saimin” family. With respect to the Territorial Savings board position, does anyone know if all board members are compensated the same? 24 hours/year (2 hours a month) really makes one go “Hmmmmmmmmm……….”

        • Same “saimin” family? Saimin Tychoon! Lol. How about a hard working family like the Tanoue just doing right. Family values.

    • If Caldwell is bankrupting the City, then explain why are county has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, we have a booming construction industry, our economy is one of the best performing in the nation, State and City tax revenues are increasing, and our city has been named the Most Livable City in The US, by the US Conference of Mayors.

  • Caldwell will win with the people who wanted Carlisle. The majority still wants rail to go all the way to Ala Moana especially since rail has come this far. Most people are sensible to not want to waste the rail effort. No one could have expected that our booming economy was going to affect the rail cost as much as it did. This not a reflection on Kirk who is doing a great job overall leading our city. There is probably a lot of closet support for rail that people are afraid to express given all the negativity in the media.

      • keolu, you must have missed the poll recently published in the Star Advertiser: 64% of people polled wanted rail completed the full length of 20 miles, all the way to Ala Moana Center. It’s really gratifying to see a lot of people, who see rail as a means to reduce traffic congestion and travel times, as a way to direct and control urban growth along the guide way, and as a means to generate more jobs and economic opportunities

    • I agree. Carlisle supports rail, so he would not endorse DJou. He entered the race to give Republicans a choice.

      On the other hand, he can’t endorse Caldwell because there is a Republican DJou, in the race. I’m sure Carlisle supporters will come to this reasoning.

      • Be precise. Carlisle said he would support neither. His reason for nay-saying cladwell was because of the naked emperor’s lack of ethics. Also, Carlisle used to be a card-carrying Repub, so some of his backers may have been GOP.

        • Carlisle’s voters who.were GOP voted for Carlisle because they WANT RAIL!!They didn’t vote for GOP Djou because he is a NO man. Get it.

    • Uke, you need to stop playing the same tune on your ukulele that says our booming economy is responsible for our out of control rail project cost. It is utter nonsense. Hawaii’s inflation rate has averaged less than 2% since the rail project was resurrected from the mass rail graveyard by Mufi Hannemann and Kirk Caldwell back in 2008. That says the prices we paid for goods and services have not gone up more than 2% annually, so how do you explain the cost of rail increasing by almost 300% since Mufi and Caldwell restarted the project in 2008 and by about 200% since 2012 when the Full Funding Grant Agreement was signed with the FTA?

        • Wiliki, inflation rates include the cost of everything including construction cost, which has two main ingredients, labor and materials. Since the cost of the rail project has gone up about 200% since December 2012 when the Full Funding Grant Agreement was signed compared to about a 6% inflation increase during the same period, one would have to conclude that the astronomical increase in rail cost is primarily profit for the rail contractors.

        • And mewfi told us that increased material, increase labor cost and inflation were factored into his original 3.2 billion dollar rail budget.

      • Ronin006, If you ever built or constructed anything, a house, a building, a metro, the labor costs are a huge portion of the total cost. With all the construction going on in Honolulu and on Oahu, it’s harder and harder to find skilled, educated, and experienced people to perform the work. Employers, Contractors, subcontractors, are competing with each other for these educated, skilled and experienced people, which in turn drives up the cost for employing them. This accounts for the escalation building costs for everything built in Hawaii, and the escalating cost for homes, condos and rentals.

      • The politicians have known from day one that rail would be much more expensive than they were saying. Had they told you upfront it would be 10-12 billion, what do you think the people would have said? They intend to make the GE tax increase permanent after Ige runs for re-election. Kirk has already admitted as much, they’ll need the GE tax surcharge money to pay for ongoing O&M and to resolve the power plant problem at a minimum. Don’t be surprised if they raise the GE tax to an even 5% state wide and give each county the .5% for their mass transit or road needs. They could do all this and still get re-elected in this state.

  • Caldwell is going to tax us to death. I told Djou if he did the same i’d come back to haunt him. Caldwell’s in bed with the unions and if you dont see that, then you are.

    • Kway, the unions and the construction workers are putting bread on the tables, and a roof over the heads of their families, as well as generating more jobs and growing our economy

    • Geez give it a rest. Part of Mr. Djou’s challenge is he started late and the primary was moved up. Give him some time to organize his campaign but the late start will continue to hamper him through the general. Don’t make too much about Mr. Djou’s fundraising haul either, he started late and all the Republican and anti-rail money came in all at once. Over the long haul Mar. Caldwell will have a broader fundraising base and will win the money wars. He will also have more boots on the ground as well. The electorate in the General Election will be different from the primary. More will come out to vote for the Presidential election. This will be Mr. Djou’s greatest challenge. Hawaii pulls democratic by a significant margin and all those Democrats coming out for Clinton will pull for Mr. Caldwell as Mr. Djou is still viewed as a Republican. Should be an interesting race. I’ve met Mr. Djou a few times, he comes across as a good, sincere man. I don’t necessarily agree with his policies. Mr. Caldwell comes across as more a traditional Democrat. I think the rail has been poorly managed and I think we the voters share responsibility for that, not because we elected Mr. Caldwell, but we took the bait and approved the creation of HART. Everyone forgets that the half the HART Board of Directors are appointed by the City Council and I have never heard the Council’s most aggressive HART detractors hold their own HART Board of Directors appointees to account. Now we have HART, a semi-autonomous agency accountable to basically no one running the largest public works project on Oahu.

  • Again, people who backed Carlisle did so largely because they appreciate his integrity and blunt honesty. Those people, as do most voters, know Kirk is a lying con artist and flip-flopping disaster. Peter has publicly acknowledged his respect for Djou’s integrity and military service and his utter disdain for Kirk’s blatant lies and dishonesty–I imagine a Djou endorsement is not far away.

    Djou will win Carlisle’s votes, and the general election.

    • carlisle is a heavy rail support and was only voted for by heavy rail supporters. Carlisle voters will not go to anti rail djou. His votes will go straight to caldwell plain and simple

        • I am tired of listening to people like you who bash the construction unions and all the people they represent. Those people work hard to build and repair our streets, highways, sewers, waterlines, power lines, telcom lines, our homes, condos, shopping centers, airports, harbors, and now the rail metro project. You should be praising them, instead of always attacking them for some imagined corruption in cahoots with the Mayor, HART, etc.

  • Grumblers like Djou are dime a dozen … he attracts those who have an underlying fear about what little they understand and know. They lack ability and skills of (how to learn and understand new things) so in frustration they want to prevent growth. In their frustration its like (murder suicide) “bring everyone else down with them” kind of attitude … its depression they are experiencing. They’re mad about many things in their lives.

    • What are you talking about ? People want a Mayor who will not LIE and use PPR to get elected. WAKE UP sheep and demand some accountability with ALL the tax money being WASTED. No wonder this city and state are so messed up if people think like you.

      Do you understand that rail was sold at 3 billion to Uh and Kirky boy USED to say on time and on budget ?

      • PRP represents all of the Construction Unions, who represent all the workers in the construction industry. By attacking PRP, you are demeaning and attacking all of those workers who are building & repairing our homes, condos, sewers, water lines, highways, roads, malls, shopping centers, hotels, and now the rail metro project. INGRATE

      • If this city is so messed up, why did the National Conference of Mayors just proclaim Honolulu the most livable city in the US. We have the lowest unemployment rate in the country, and a booming economy, one of the best in the nation, all under Caldwell’s watch. Wazdat, you are like Trump, the whole country is a mess.

    • Interesting observations Dr.Freud, what do you prescribe to treat Djou’s ailments? Perhaps a little coca will pep him up and relieve some of that depression eh.

    • 808Cindy, I watched VP Biden campaign’s speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He said people who have true grit, meet all challenges in life with courage, to overcome any obstacle, problem or hardship. So many people here, fear change, and are not willing to boldly go forward and solve all our problems together. Was’nt it President Franklin Roosevelt, who said during World War II,” The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself”.

  • Sorry, but I have to chuckle at the headline. “Little separates, etc.” LITTLE?–golly what planet are you from Gordon??? One is a R and one is a D–D’s have dominated this state for 60 years–it’s another Detroit. You know what odds ‘Vegas would put on this election? They wouldn’t give odds—I’ll bet!!!

  • Wake Up residents of Oahu. Time to get some real leadership into the mayor’s office. Kirk has done a terrible job and seems to LIE like the wind.

    Stop electing the same people and think things are going to change. Vote for Djou and lets get some Common Sense back into the mayors office !

  • Djou as mayor will bring government to a grinding halt as he still doesn’t understand the “not for profit” nature of the beast. Like any rational person he believes that government should live within it’s means…..we don’t spend what we don’t have. Why do you think government cannot run a legitimate business? Not enough competent focus on the product, too many cooks in the kitchen, too many hands in the cookie jar, and too much general incompetency. Caldwell did not cause the inflated costs of rail, the beast did. Even Steve Jobs or Bill Gates cannot manage the beast.

    • Caldwell continues to allow Grabauskas to run the show even though he has no skills of value. But being mayor is not only about rail. So people should look at the entire picture wherein Caldwell easily gets an “F”.

      • The Mayor does not hire or fire the HART Executive Director. You need to understand that. HART is semi-autonomous they have their own Board of Director who hires, evaluates and if necessary fires the Executive Director. Remember half of the Directors of HART are appointed by the City Council and with the exception of Ernie Martin I don’t see too many Councilmemers call for the Executive Director’s head.

  • Check out the picture in this article. Misuse of official USPS property. These USPS equipment (tubs and trays) are found to be used in county and state offices for their own administrative purposes and not for what the USPS uses them for….Trays for letter size mail and tubs for magazine size mail that are processed in the plant and distributed daily to all the post offices throughout the state, not for carrying and storing of official documents by the city and state government. It’s about time that the city and state offices procure their own equipment for their documents and return all USPS property to the post offices.

    • Wrong! USPS workers would have delivered the MAIL-IN ballots on those trays. So, NO misuse involved. We got those trays regularly containing incoming correspondence.

      • Yeah right! You get those trays regularly with incoming letters but unfortunately, the trays stays in the office and is used for staging city or state documents. Check out the DMV office and see how they’re using the USPS trays. The regularly incoming trays of mail should be emptied and returned, not used for in office use and further more, mail is not stacked in a tray and delivered as shown in the picture.

  • The fact is, Kirk Caldwell is an insecure creep who has based his career on saying YES and making inflated promises to as many people as possible and when it comes time to pay up, he has usually managed to find more influential coattails to ride/hide on so he skips off leaving past supporters furious. Ask any of the labor union leaders, or prominent Democrat community leaders, or former city executives, who are now (openly or not) backing Djou. Kirk is a chicken **** con-artist and anyone who has had to work with him hates his guts.

    Carlisle’s supporters are NOT behind him due to rail. Look at the demographics–they are generally white, conservative, middle-upper class and educated, and lean more toward Carlisle rather than Djou simply because they’d rather voter for a white conservative than an Asian conservative. But conservative they are, and once Peter is removed from the equation, they’ll transition directly to Djou because while he’s not their preferred color, he is of their preferred political persuasion and embodies the other characteristics they like about Peter–he’s straight-talking, honest and direct.

    Rich, conservative, educated, politically-active haoles do NOT favor Caldwell, with his ridiculous palaka shirts and incessant pandering to the plantation Democrats (i.e., Japanese), trotting out his Japanese wife and trying to use Japanese terms which he can’t pronounce and doesn’t understand, anyway. They see him as part of the entrenched political class that keeps them from full power in Hawaii, and they don’t like it.

    Carlisle, with his Jersey accent, tall blonde wife and hard-charging, no-nonsense antics appeal to these voters because they’re generally of the same ilk–mainland-born transplants who arrive with money and family but soon discover they have zero political clout here because the plantation ethnicities have this state locked down tight.

    At to them, if they can’t have one of their own, they’ll take the next best thing: Charles Djou.

    Djou will win over the vast majority of Carlise voters and will take the election with somewhere around 52% in November.

    • what is djou the yellow lying guy who thinks he is white? he hates the homeless and Micronesians (btw, they hate him too). they call him cheap Charlie. cheap Charlie wants to say a penny now but cost the residents of Oahu millions later on.

  • I guess I can’t use Hawaiian words and get approval from the mods.

    The fact is, Kirk Caldwell is an insecure creep who has based his career on saying YES and making inflated promises to as many people as possible and when it comes time to pay up, he has usually managed to find more influential coattails to ride/hide on so he skips off leaving past supporters furious. Ask any of the labor union leaders, or prominent Democrat community leaders, or former city executives, who are now (openly or not) backing Djou. Kirk is a chicken ____ con-artist and anyone who has had to work with him hates his guts.

    Carlisle’s supporters are NOT behind him due to rail. Look at the demographics–they are generally white, conservative, middle-upper class and educated, and lean more toward Carlisle rather than Djou simply because they’d rather voter for a white conservative than an Asian conservative. But conservative they are, and once Peter is removed from the equation, they’ll transition directly to Djou because while he’s not their preferred color, he is of their preferred political persuasion and embodies the other characteristics they like about Peter–he’s straight-talking, honest and direct.

    Rich, conservative, educated, politically-active white voters do NOT favor Caldwell, with his ridiculous palaka shirts and incessant pandering to the plantation Democrats (i.e., Japanese), trotting out his Japanese wife and trying to use Japanese terms which he can’t pronounce and doesn’t understand, anyway. They see him as part of the entrenched political class that keeps them from full power in Hawaii, and they don’t like it.

    Carlisle, with his Jersey accent, tall blonde wife and hard-charging, no-nonsense antics appeal to these voters because they’re generally of the same ilk–mainland-born transplants who arrive with money and family but soon discover they have zero political clout here because the plantation ethnicities have this state locked down tight.

    And to them, if they can’t have one of their own, they’ll take the next best thing: Charles Djou.

    Djou will win over the vast majority of Carlise voters and will take the election with somewhere around 52% in November.

    • So youtare, let me get your rant straight. Carlisle’s “ha0le” voters voted for him because they don’t like to vote Djou because he asian? Or because Carlisle is a white GOP? And Djou is a AsIan GOP? I thought it was all about rail since no more (R) in mayor ballot. But come November these white GOPS going to vote Djou the Asian over Caldwell the white because of race.instead of party??Huh.

  • Gee…all of a sudden, road work all done, beautify the median strips with trees, house more homeless….good timing Caldwell…less the people forget how long it took for everything to ‘suddenly’ get done. VOTE DJOU!!!

  • WISH WE CAN gET SOME ONE IN office that can be similar to president, Rodrigo Duterte say no to drug program is it true if we stop drugs we can save about 1% in taxes after all prison, rehab..court health because of drugs crime & murder. some mafia tppe people been in business for 40 years some been protected by law because they turn law families to drugs or cash corruption have to stop murder because of gambling house in Maui we may have a few hear in Oahau after all some one told me the old mafia still making money on gambling debt collecting from very old classmate was it an old chickenor egg farmer

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