Akaka Election Challenge Tossed, Filed Too Late

Courtesy of Kalei Akaka

The Hawaii Supreme Court has tossed an election challenge filed by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka’s granddaughter.

Kalei Akaka lost her bid for the state House in the Aug. 11 primary by 45 votes, and blamed various election snafus on the Big Island for the difference.

Akaka was running for the Democratic nomination for House District 6 on the Big Island. Nicole Lowen won the primary.

Most of Akaka’s concerns with the primary involved polling places staying open later than expected due to slip-ups by Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi.

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