Inside Honolulu

Live Blog: Judge’s First Decision — Election Results Don’t Matter

·By civilbeat

Before letting the attorneys start arguments, U.S. District Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled he would not “take notice” of the Aug. 11 primary results that showed former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano as the lead vote-getter in the election.

The plaintiffs wanted this information in the record because they considered it relevant to combat assertions by the defense (mainly the city and county of Honolulu) that the public favors the $5.26 billion rail project.

I guess the idea would be that Cayetano capturing more than 40 percent of the vote in a