- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Attorney General’s Office in a court filing has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the primary election.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii sued on behalf of Big Island voters who could not reach polling places in Pahoa because of damage from Tropical Storm Iselle.

The lawsuit also says some voters could not cast ballots in a makeup election because two precincts didn’t open.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (https://bit.ly/1svMq3S) reports state attorneys in their response say the court does not have jurisdiction in the matter.

State attorneys also argue that the ACLU is trying to avoid a legal standard for contesting an election. They say the ACLU has not demonstrated that a voting problem changed the election outcome.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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