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Saturday, July 28, 2012
FBI investigating? Sex, Lies and Retaliation at Big Island Election Office
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 18287 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

Will bureaucrats undermine public confidence in elections 'for a good time'? Read on ....

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Monday, June 25, 2012
Stanford University Paper Looks at Ranked Choice Voting
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 PM :: 10369 Views :: Office of Elections

...strange results with RCV such as "Raising a candidate's rank on one's ballot does not always increase that candidate's chance of winning and in fact may decrease a candidate's chance to win"

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Honolulu Council Unanimously Opposes Instant Runoff Voting
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 6518 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

Today, the Honolulu City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 11-116 which urges the Hawaii State Legislature to defer action on House Bill No. 638, HD1 SD1 which would force the City & County of Honolulu along with the County of Hawaii to implement a new type of voting procedure during special elections called ‘instant runoff voting’ or ‘ranked choice voting’

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Friday, March 18, 2011
HB638--New Voting System for Hawaii: Round up as many candidates as possible, gang up on the front runners
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 PM :: 8508 Views :: Office of Elections

"I'm not sure I would want to be in first place going into the election" 

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Monday, January 17, 2011
Calif. Mayor’s Open Letter to Honolulu Council: Instant Runoff Voting is undemocratic
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 10087 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

It is my understanding that there is a move in Honolulu to introduce IRV/RCV (ranked choice voting). I would suggest the Council not adopt IRV elections as it does not have the results intended. It will not result in a majority victor. There are many problems with ranked choice voting. At one time, I was a supporter of ranked choice voting but no more.

I was born and raised on the Island and still have many relatives on the Island. As someone from Honolulu, I would not want to subject them to instant runoff voting.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Instant Runoff? Low-income voters struggle with ranked-choice voting
By Selected News Articles @ 10:33 PM :: 10843 Views :: Office of Elections

Last week Hawai`i Free Press took a look at the experience of Burlington, VT voters who eventually voted to repeal Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).  Today we are sharing a voting analysis by investigative reporter Lance Williams of CaliforniaWatch who evaluates a 21-candidate San Francisco Supervisorial election very similar to the one won by Tom Berg. 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Instant Runoff Voting debunked
By Selected News Articles @ 7:44 PM :: 11715 Views :: Office of Elections

Because voters in the Dec 29 special election for Honolulu County Council Dist 1 elected a Republican, Tom Berg; the billion dollar Progressives at Civil Beat have concluded that the system of elections must be changed, “to prevent such an election in the future.”

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Monday, September 13, 2010
Hawaii Democratic Convention renews call for closed primary
By Andrew Walden @ 8:01 PM :: 9651 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

Hawaii Democratic convention delegates meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village May 29 approved a resolution calling for closed Democratic primaries.

Hawaii State law now mandates that political parties’ primaries be open to any voter who wishes to participate.  But many Progressive Democrats feel that their ideological soul mates are having a tough time winning Democratic Primary races due to voting by non-Democrats.

Any move away from Hawaii’s current open primary system would require party line registration, causing tens of thousands of new voters to become enrolled members of both Democratic and Republican parties. 

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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hawaii Chief Elections Officer: “Is it my job to get people to turn out and vote?”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 AM :: 8522 Views :: Office of Elections

Nago told our interviewer he was unable to provide an estimate of how many ballots have been received by his office so far.  But in a separate story today, KHON reported: "According to the office of elections, fewer than one fifth of the ballots have been sent back in by voters.  Just 60,000 so far out of the 317,000 issued."

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Saturday, December 12, 2009
Vote By Mail: “Tool of choice for voter fraud”
By Andrew Walden @ 6:42 AM :: 20326 Views :: Office of Elections

...VBM concerns have been heightened by a number of disputed elections and documented cases of absentee ballot fraud....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Star-Bulletin comes out against voter registration drive
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 23297 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Religion

After years of pretending to be concerned about Hawaii's worst-in-the-nation voter participation, today the Honolulu Star-Bulletin has shown its true colors.

In an editorial titled "Religion risky for GOP", SB editors condemn a church-based statewide voter registration drive.  They complain bitterly that, "...the goal is to convince 80 percent of Christian churchgoers to register to vote and then persuade 80 percent of those who register to vote...."

This contrasts sharply with the Star-Bulletin July 21, 2009 which cried, "Hawaii dead last in voter turnout." 

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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Hawaii Republicans challenge state's open primary system
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 14219 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

Hawaii County Republicans, meeting Saturday at Waimea have proposed changes to the way that State Republicans select their candidates.  The proposals are contained in two resolutions adopted unanimously by the 50 delegates present after extensive discussion.  One calls for a shift to a Presidential Caucus System for Hawaii Republicans who now select their Presidential delegates at the State Party convention.  The other resolution urges the State Convention vote to shift Republicans from an Open Primary system to a Modified-Closed Primary System and then file a federal suit against the State to overturn provisions of the Hawaii State Constitution which require the open primary system.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Hawaii Democrats debate closed primary (backgrounder)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:40 AM :: 13148 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

This background file includes news articles, and letters to the editor by leading Democrats, regarding a possible shift to a closed primary system.  Also included US Supreme Court rulings on two relevant cases.

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