On December 7, the Hawaii Green Party filed a lawsuit in state court, complaining about the fact that in approximately 25 precincts last month, there weren’t enough ballots. In a few cases, more ballots did not arrive for several hours, so many voters gave up and didn’t vote. Sometimes the replacement ballots were not intended for the precinct that received them. The case is Green Party of Hawaii v Nago, Maui County, 12-1-956(2).
The lawsuit asks for a declaratory judgment that in future elections, this problem will not occur. The Green Party feels that its legislative candidate, Keiko Bonk, would have done better if some precincts in her district had not run out of ballots. The vote in her district, the House 20th district, was: Democrat Calvin Say 5,704; Bonk 3,143; Republican Julia Allen 1,179. See this AP story. Here is the Complaint.