Hawaii Democratic Party

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While the Democratic Party retained dominance in state politics, the results show that opportunities still exist for conservative candidates.


Democratic Party of Hawaii members can use mail-in ballots to select their choice for presidential nominee this year to avoid the long lines of past party caucuses.

Ronen Zilberman / Civil Beat

The state’s Democratic Party is rolling out a new system for collecting members’ votes. The Republican Party cancelled its primary and awarded its delegates to President Donald Trump.

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Town Square: Views on the 2016 Presidential Election

Jun 16, 2016
Flickr / kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop)
Flickr / kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop)

  If you've been voting for a while, you know this campaign season is like no other. What was divisive to begin with is now further complicated by the responses to the Orlando shooting. And while Hawaii won't make or break the presidential election, who does (or doesn't) support the presumptive nominees may show up in future state races. We'll talk with the Hawaii Democratic and GOP state party chairs, Tim Vandeveer and Frtiz Rohlfing.