Akaka's Granddaughter Files Election Protest
She lost her bid for the seat by 45 votes to Nicole Lowen, who will face off against Republican nominee Roy Ebert in the Nov. 6 general election.
Akaka's was one of a handful of primary election challenges filed with the Hawaii Supreme Court.
In paperwork filed on Tuesday, Akaka says there were several problems with the Aug. 11 primary that could cause a difference in the election results. The main issue, though, has to do with polling places opening and closing late.