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Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results

Congresswoman still "very concerned" about public confidence in Puna vote election process.

·By Chad Blair

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will not challenge her narrow loss to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in court.

She conceded the election to Schatz late Tuesday.

But the congresswoman said she is still concerned about the state’s decision to delay the primary election for one week in two storm-damaged precincts on the Big Island.

Schatz defeated Hanabusa by just 1,769 votes in an election that saw more than 230,000 votes cast.

Last week, a Circuit Court judge in Hilo rejected Hanabusa’s request that the second primary, held Aug. 15, be delayed until more power was restored and more

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