Reprinted from DailyKos
According to Hawaii News Now, Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura has denied Colleen Hanabusa’s request to delay the last two Hawaii precincts from voting tomorrow (Friday Aug 15,2014):
Hanabusa trails U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz by 1,635 in the race for the remainder of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye. In the other two Puna precincts where voting went ahead last Saturday, Schatz garnered about 10 percent more of the vote than Hanabusa.
Hanabusa winning with the Puna vote is mathematically unlikely. Her best showing in her home town precinct was 63% of the vote. She’d have to get more than that if all 8,000+ voters showed up. Given the 37% turn-out in neighboring precincts, she’d have to get about 80% of likely voters to pull ahead of Senator Brian Schatz.