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carol10
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15 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2018 :  14:40:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's article in the HTH now says Pahoa Polling locations may be opened after all. However, HTH apparently does not believe in free-specch an deleted my comment filling in the rest of the story, so I will re post it here...

District 5 County Council Candidate Ric Wirick was the first to raise this issue and sent a letter to HTH, Star-Advertiser, and Civil Beat. Civil Beat was the only publication to publish his letter.

https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/06/campaign-corner-standing-up-for-puna-voters/

He also communicated his concerns to all the politicians mentioned in this article, however none of them saw it as a concern at that time. My, how their stories have suddenly changed!


According to the article the three incumbents (Ruderman, San Buenaventura, & O'Hara) sent their letter to the elections commission on June 29, more than one week after Mr. Wirick raised the issue to them and the newspaper.

I find HTH blocking my comment and not giving credit where it is rightly due is chillingly detrimental to free speech and a collusion on perverting the electoral process by providing knowingly false information.

carol10
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15 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2018 :  14:42:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Link to HTH article http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/07/06/hawaii-news/state-confident-it-will-open-pahoa-polling-place/
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Chunkster
Punatic

1836 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2018 :  09:16:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The incumbents Carol mentions are members of "the club," so they tend to get precedence in the local pecking order. Having said that, it seems likely that the HTH, as is so often the case, simply did not do a thorough job covering the story. Blocking Carol's comment is a way to avoid having their poor coverage pointedly revealed.

Edited to add: I'm assuming here that Carol's comment did not in some way violate the HTH's terms of service. Too bad we don't have a copy of it so we can judge for ourselves.

Edited by - Chunkster on 07/07/2018 09:20:40
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BillyB
Da Kine

178 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2018 :  15:54:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To be fair Ohara was complaining about the lack of a polling place at the June 24th HPP general membership meeting.
As for Joy and Russell why haven't they done something about cleaning up the elections department. The same guy is still in charge who screwed up the elections after the hurricane. His daddy must be really connected.
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randomq
Punatic

USA
1233 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2018 :  16:44:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The primary election was within a few days of the hurricane, right? What happened?
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kalakoa
Motormouth

11110 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2018 :  22:07:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
why haven't they done something about cleaning up the elections department

Exactly. I prefer my circus with beer and pretzels, not this popcorn and cotton candy they've been serving up.
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randomq
Punatic

USA
1233 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2018 :  06:30:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people believe professional wrestling is real too. :)
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punastrong
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USA
6 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2018 :  07:42:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ric may have contacted the press, but Ohara contacted ACLU who then wrote a 5 page letter to Scott Nago of Office of Elections threatening to sue if they didn't open a polling place on election day. Nothing like threatening legal action to get results!

Ric ineffective. Ohara effective.
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kalakoa
Motormouth

11110 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2018 :  07:59:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ric ineffective. Ohara effective.

No. ACLU effective.
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