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2020-08-11 7:42:49 PM  
Wait, is that a good thing or a bad thing?
 
2020-08-11 8:54:47 PM  
It's funny because aloha means both hello and "for fark's sake, vote blue".
 
2020-08-11 9:53:11 PM  
The difference between who voted by-mail and who didnt is stark.
 
2020-08-11 11:05:54 PM  
Well they would. They have the Aloha spirit.
 
2020-08-11 11:06:58 PM  

raerae1980: The difference between who voted by-mail and who didnt is stark.

About 76% of mail-in-votes in the Hawaii primary were cast by Democrats while just 19% were cast by Republicans, the Star-Advertiser reported.


This. This is why they're suddenly concerned about the security of VbM.
 
2020-08-11 11:08:43 PM  
Sounds like a major case of voter fraud.
 
2020-08-11 11:15:25 PM  
Saying "I love you" to a voting method? Little odd, but I'm not here to judge.
 
2020-08-11 11:19:08 PM  
Well, sounds like that new USPS Postmaster General has his work cut out for him to make it so the USPS is unable to deal with that surge, or any amount really, of mail.
 
2020-08-11 11:24:05 PM  
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2020-08-11 11:24:07 PM  
Hey has anyone said that aloha means hello and good bye yet? Cause I got some real farking zingers locked and loaded.
 
2020-08-11 11:26:33 PM  
*sigh*

Mahalo.
 
2020-08-11 11:26:59 PM  

PainInTheASP: It's funny because aloha means both hello and "for fark's sake, vote blue".


Hawaiian really is a versatile language.
 
2020-08-11 11:28:03 PM  

Cheese on Cheerios: Saying "I love you" to a voting method? Little odd, but I'm not here to judge.


I've read somewhere that 'aloha' can be compared to wishing someone "good breath".  But more along the thought of breath-of-life kind of way.  So that's why it can be applied broadly.
 
2020-08-11 11:30:11 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: Hey has anyone said that aloha means hello and good bye yet? Cause I got some real farking zingers locked and loaded.


You say, "Goodbye", and I say, "Hello, hello, hello"
I don't know why you say, "Goodbye", I say, "Hello, hello, hello"
I don't know why you say, "Goodbye", I say, "Hello"
 
2020-08-11 11:36:54 PM  
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2020-08-11 11:38:27 PM  
Shootz, Brah. Dat's Da Kine, Cuz.
 
2020-08-11 11:48:52 PM  

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Ohana means no one's vote gets left behind or forgotten
 
2020-08-12 12:11:06 AM  

raerae1980: The difference between who voted by-mail and who didnt is stark.


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2020-08-12 12:49:46 AM  
I'm a Hawaii voter.  A few weeks ago they sent me a card confirming I was registered.  Then they sent me a ballot.  The instructions were clear and it was easy to vote and as a bonus I could track my ballot and confirm it arrived.

I thought it was seamless.
 
2020-08-12 1:04:53 AM  
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2020-08-12 1:28:57 AM  

Brandi Morgan: I'm a Hawaii voter.  A few weeks ago they sent me a card confirming I was registered.  Then they sent me a ballot.  The instructions were clear and it was easy to vote and as a bonus I could track my ballot and confirm it arrived.

I thought it was seamless.


I'm a Hawai'i voter too. I hope that they improve the system at some point by also confirming that your vote was actually counted as I believe is the case in Oregon, but I could be wrong.

And I think the office of elections was a bit too fast in pulling the trigger on resetting the 'check your ballot' system after the primary. I had checked to confirm my ballot arrived in the week prior to the primary, but Mrs. Ride checked on Sunday and it said that her ballot hadn't been sent to her yet. I logged on and got the same message so we figured out that it had been reset, but I could imagine that it may have led to confused/concerned voters and needless calls to the office of elections.

But those things aside, I think it's a great thing and I'm glad to see that turnout was much better (but still not good enough!).

/and I say that as someone that kinda liked going into a booth on election day
 
2020-08-12 2:10:17 AM  

FarkOf40000Years: Wait, is that a good thing or a bad thing?


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2020-08-12 4:19:06 AM  

G-Ride: Brandi Morgan: I'm a Hawaii voter.  A few weeks ago they sent me a card confirming I was registered.  Then they sent me a ballot.  The instructions were clear and it was easy to vote and as a bonus I could track my ballot and confirm it arrived.

I thought it was seamless.

I'm a Hawai'i voter too. I hope that they improve the system at some point by also confirming that your vote was actually counted as I believe is the case in Oregon, but I could be wrong.

And I think the office of elections was a bit too fast in pulling the trigger on resetting the 'check your ballot' system after the primary. I had checked to confirm my ballot arrived in the week prior to the primary, but Mrs. Ride checked on Sunday and it said that her ballot hadn't been sent to her yet. I logged on and got the same message so we figured out that it had been reset, but I could imagine that it may have led to confused/concerned voters and needless calls to the office of elections.

But those things aside, I think it's a great thing and I'm glad to see that turnout was much better (but still not good enough!).

/and I say that as someone that kinda liked going into a booth on election day


I don't mind going to the voting booth either - I'm like a 5 minute walk away.
 
2020-08-12 7:37:44 AM  
It looks like Hawaii is voting for Trump this year
 
2020-08-12 9:06:09 AM  
Yeah, it's used both to greet people and wish them well when they leave, not exactly 'hello' and 'goodbye', but it's not really a clear phrase to use in your headline, subs, since they could either be saying "hello" to vote by mail, or "goodbye" to it in the general sense.
 
2020-08-12 12:48:06 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, it's used both to greet people and wish them well when they leave, not exactly 'hello' and 'goodbye', but it's not really a clear phrase to use in your headline, subs, since they could either be saying "hello" to vote by mail, or "goodbye" to it in the general sense.


That was the joke Ted.
 
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