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Clinton wins Hawaii in unsuccessful presidential bid

Voters in Hawaii gave Hillary Clinton the state’s four electoral votes in her unsuccessful bid to become the first woman president of the United States.

With all Hawaii precincts counted, Clinton had a decisive 61 percent to 29.5 percent for Republican Donald Trump, the New York billionaire and reality TV star, according to the state Office of Elections. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3.6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2.8 percent.

But in a tight nationwide race, Clinton, a former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and First Lady, lost to Trump who ran on a promise of “making America great again.”

The loss left Hawaii Democrats stunned.

“What he was saying was resonating to a part of the population that we, especially in Hawaii, don’t really understand,” said Colleen Hanabusa, who will be dealing with the new president as a newly elected congresswoman.

“I am devastated by the result,” she said tonight as she celebrated her own victory in Kakaako. “I was hoping to be able to say tonight to all the young girls and women across the state that we finally cracked the glass ceiling.”

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  • Hanabuse says “we, especially in Hawaii, don’t really understand” = That’s right. Most Hawaii people don’t understand anything about what they are voting for. Monkeys would do a better job of voting than these Hawaii voters.

  • What an amazing accomplishment for Trump. Hillary Clinton had all the big guns campaigning for her – her husband and former President Bill Clinton, her daughter Chelsea, President Obama and his wife Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden and huge stars including Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Lady Gaga who offered to give oral zex to anyone who voted for Hillary. Despite bringing out the most powerful liberals in the country to campaign for her, she was not able to win. I am now waiting for Lady Gaga to follow through on her promise.

  • In 2008, the Hawaii State Legislature sent SB2898 to Governor Lingle. Under this bill, Hawaii’s four electoral votes, as part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), would be awarded to the presidential slate that receives the most votes as determined by the national popular vote regardless of which candidates won the popular vote in Hawaii.

    Governor Lingle vetoed the bill, reasoning that “given the potential under the interstate compact that Hawaii’s electoral votes would be awarded in a manner that may not reflect the will of the majority of the voters in Hawaii, I believe that this bill is not in the best interest of the citizens of the State of Hawaii.”

    Democrats in the Hawaii Legislature overwhelming overrode Lingle’s veto, enacting the law as Act 62 (2008). Those voting to override the veto and enroll Hawaii in the NPVIC included Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige.

    To date, the NPVIC has been enacted into law in 11 states (including Hawaii) with 165 electoral votes, and will take effect when enacted by states with 105 more.

    Could someone ask Hanabusa or Ige if they support giving Hawaii’s four electoral votes to Donald Trump since he won the national popular vote?

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