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Voter Apathy?

Low voter turnout is frequently attributed to citizen apathy. After looking at the results of the Primary election, we wonder: Do voters stay home because they don't have a choice? In the Primary election, six state senators and 18 representatives were elected outright (no opposition in the General):

SENATE DISTRICT - UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES
14 - Duke Kawasaki
17 - Joe Kuroda
19 - James Aki
20 - Ben Cayetano
21 - Gerald Hagino
25 - (new) Lehua Fernandes-Sailing

HOLDOVER SENATORS
1 - Dante Carpenter
2 - Richard Henderson
4 - Mamoru Yamasaki
6 - Buddy Soares
8 - Ann Kobayashi
10 - Clifford Uwaine
13 - Milton Holt
15 - Richard Wong
16 - Norman Mizuguchi
18 - Patsy Young
23 - Raloh Ajifu
24 - Mary George

HOUSE DISTRICT - UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES
1 - Herbert Segawa
7 - Mark Andrews
10 - Donna Ikeda
14 - Calvin Say
17 - Dave Hagino
24 - Byron Baker
27 - Dennis Nakasato
28 - (new) Reynaldo Graulty
29 - (new) Donna Kim
32 - Clarice Hashimoto
3 - (new) Arnold Morgado
34 - Eloise Tungpalan
35 - Mits Shito
36 - (new) Avis Kiyabu-Saballa
37 - (new) Mike Crozier
45 - Marshall Ige
50 - (new) Alfred Lardizabal
51 - Richard Kawakami


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