Hawaii Won’t Have a Special U.S. House Election After All

On December 26, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie chose Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate. The vacancy exists because Senator Daniel Inouye died last week. Inouye had asked the Governor to appoint Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to his seat, but the Governor did not do that. Because Hanabusa was not appointed, there is no vacancy in the U.S. House from Hawaii.


Hawaii Won’t Have a Special U.S. House Election After All — 13 Comments

  1. Inouye asked for one person and he appointed another? I mean, Abercrombie has every right to do that but it’s kind of a dick move.

  2. Poster #1… do you believe in the divine right of incumbents? Monarchs get to select their heir (or successor) should incumbents have that same right?

  3. Candidate/incumbent rank order lists for replacements.

    See 7 Dec 1941 in the old HI Territory (aka Pearl Harbor Attack) which affected the late Sen. Inouye his entire life — and many other LOYAL Japanese-Americans.

    BUT – abolish the minority rule USA Senate — with its many very small States — including beautiful HI.

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  4. @11

    It’s just a matter of, I don’t know, politeness? It’s not “selecting an heir”, there will be an election. I’m not saying I particularly care, one statist is as bad as another, but it just seems like a dick move. No need to get snippy with me.

  5. Not snippy just trying to understand your reasoning. I guess if he had recommended a relative it would be different.

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