Skip to comments.8 reasons Hawaii doesn't vote
Posted on 10/22/2012 11:37:32 AM PDT by Jyotishi
Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout rate in the United States in 2008, with fewer than half of the eligible population casting ballots. When I traveled to the state to find out why, I thought most of the problem might be apathy. The surfer thing, you know?
That is part of it, to be sure. But there are many reasons America's 50th state doesn't vote as much as the other 49, plenty of them specific to Hawaii.
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Did Hawaii not even participate in the 2010 election?
Because Obama’s wasn’t the only Choom Gang high on precious pokolo?
"Hey, Bob! I think I should do a story on why Hawaii doesn't vote. Yeah, my expenses should be about $5,000. Any reason I shouldn't take my boyfriend?" - Author to Editor....
I would think the 6 hour difference with the east coast and being primarily a single party state would be the reasons for the low turnout in Hawaii.
This is exciting!
Which Indiana court?
Too much chooming and meth use over there. Just about everyone Dog (Bounty Hunter) is after is involved with meth. Meth has effed up their lives. Then you have a lot of natives and semi-natives who feel alienated from any political process. They get all kinds of gov’t feebies which has made them lazy. Too lazy to vote too.
It seems that Hawaii thinks of themselves as their own little country and whoever sits in Washington D.C. doesn't appear to matter much to them. Everybody seems laid back and yes, a lot of surfing is going on! It's about 9 in the morning here currently and I'm about to head back to the beach myself and hopefully I'll be back in time to catch the debate, which occurs early afternoon out here.
One charming thing about the political signs (and there are a lot of them for the local candidates) is that there is not a suit and tie to be found in the photos. All of them are photographed wearing Hawaiian style shirts with leis around their necks. I've even seen a few of the candidate out on the roadside waving to passing motorists. Again with the Hawaiian shirts and leis. If you don't like wearing shirts and ties, this is the place to be! Hell, I haven't even had a pair of socks on since I got here. Unfortunately it all comes to a crashing end on Saturday when I travel back to New England.
Yes and few electoral votes:
Hawaii - 4, unchanged. The state’s population increased by 148,764 or 12.3 percent to 1,360,301 in 2010.
Electoral Votes by State - For 2012
You're not thinking like a reporter with an expense account, and a gullible editor. Dude.
Lucky. I’m going back in January.
Read Michener’s “Hawaii” Fascinating.
Funny thing is, when they were contemplating statehood for Hawaii and Alaska, it was figured Hawaii would be a strong GOP state and Alaska and strong DEM state.
Wife and I visited Hawaii for a week and saw hundreds of young people standing around under shade on beaches near our hotel. More folks just standing, watching traffic downtown.
That Kona Gold must be some stuff !
> ...One charming thing about the political signs (and there
> are a lot of them for the local candidates) is that there
> is not a suit and tie to be found in the photos. All of
> them are photographed wearing Hawaiian style shirts with
> leis around their necks.
Gov. Linda Lingle for US Senate:
She’s a friend of Gov. Sarah Palin.
Next time I'll volunteer to go for you, :)
I was based in HI with the Navy years ago. It had already become an anti-white, racist slum that tourists usually never see outside of the beach-front hotels. Panhandlers nearly tackled you in the streets, begging for money for drugs. Young, usually white kids drawn to HI by the false image of a soft, warm life, sleeping on the beaches while drugging-out and screwing everyone in sight. VD was already epidemic. Everyone — and I mean everyone — could get onto welfare after one visit to the government office. I was rammed by a guy who was drag-racing down I-1. He lived under a beached boat near Waikiki. No address. No phone. No insurance. But he had been able to buy a new Challenger — the weapon he used to nearly kill me. Welfare king. When I asked the cops what he had been charged with, the Hawaiian cop looked at me and said, “Nothin’.” When I asked why he replied, “we been unable to determine dat he done anything wrong.” Hawaiian against white — you lose. I replied the 250-foot long skid marks from his car might be evidence. Cop just glared at me. When I had my car repaired — at my expense — the Hawaiian garage didn’t install all the parts. I was very glad to PCS out of there.
I’ve spent the past two Octobers in Hawaii so next year can be your turn!
> I was based in HI with the Navy years ago. It had already become an anti-white, racist slum that tourists usually never see outside of the beach-front hotels....
That’s very true. And the racism in Hawaii is not only against whites but among people of many backgrounds: Polynesian, Micronesian, Samoan, Tongan, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, etc.
The last couple of port calls in HI, I got off the ship but refused to leave a penny of my money there. The locals hated anybody in uniform.
Spirit of Aloha, my a$$. Native Hawaiians are some of the most racist leftist people on the planet. They are up deep in Obama's whole social justice, anti-colonial dogma.
I just got from visiting my son on Oahu.....I found the same thing, all local political signs, never saw a single presidential sign.....I had some great food and a great time......
And they called Alaska Seward’s folly!
And hawaii is who’s giant mistake? Can we get a refund?
No desire to ever go there. If I want a beach I just go 5 miles East.
Moved to Hawaii last year (Oahu - which is the main island for commerce, business, etc). It is definitely a blue state, but not as much as people might imagine. I actually think there is a good chance we will surprise people with the Senate race here.
As far as the culture, yeah, voting is more focused on local elections. Right now the “big” issue is whether to do a high speed rail project that would connect Honolulu with the west side of the island. A lot of people do not like to see modernization of the island and want to keep it ‘country’, but traffic is a beast right now too.
Maybe a Hawaii ping list can be created if one doesn’t exist. Yes Lingle may win. She’s against rail:
Lingle agrees with Cayetanos stance on Honolulu rail project - Pacific Business News, Monday, October 22, 2012
I spent some time on Oahu in 1995 and didn't have any unpleasant experiences with the locals--maybe I was just lucky, or it has gotten worse in the last 17 years.
Oahu is a great place to visit -- even if it isn't literally paradise.
I've been there 8 times now for vacations and work and really enjoy the laid back tourist scene. You just need the right attitude and to know where to stay and what to avoid.
We stayed at a hotel three blocks from the beach in Waikiki. Clean, nice, neat and a great price. But, the prostitutes at night work the street outside heavily. Makes me think that the authorities basically ignore prostitution.
Homeless dweebs camp out in Kapiʻolani Park with impunity. I love to jog there is in the morning.
I've heard stories of the racism in the schools. White kids are shunned by the Hawaiian kids.
So, Honolulu is a city like all others with big flaws. But, I still love every chance I get to visit. No wonder the homeless are attracted to lounge there.
A dirty old hippy democrat easily won the open Governorship relinquished by Linda Lingle and GOP Congressman Chuck Djou who had been elected with a 47% plurality got 47% again, to his rat opponent’s 53%, making it one of only 3 GOP seats to go rat in 2010.
And the number of Republicans in the State Senate was reduced from 2 to just 1.
No matter the turnout Obama will there by 30 points. We should kick them out of the union.