UPDATE: Incumbent lawmaker wins re-election by just 40 votes
HNN Nov 16, 2022: … In a razor-thin victory, Democratic incumbent Maile Shimabukuro won the state Senate race for District 22 after a recount of ballots.
After the ballots were cured Wednesday, the results show Shimabukuro as the winner with just 40 votes over Republican Samantha Decorte.
Before the recount, Shimabukuro was up by 72 votes….
read … Proof that every vote count: Incumbent lawmaker wins re-election by just 40 votes
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Aloha Hawai'i Republicans, Nov 14, 2022
Hard fought races produced real wins for the Hawai'i Republican Party (HRP). Please join me in congratulating our newly elected Republicans in the State Legislature! The mission of the HRP is to elect Republicans and we did! We went into the ‘22 election with 3 incumbents and post election we now have 8 with a possible 9th. Let's also congratulate former Minority Leader, Val Okimoto, for her Honolulu City Council District 8 win!
Is the election over? Not yet! See Samantha DeCorte's message below. We are trying to help her find 192 needles in the haystack of voters in her district. Please make every effort to spread the word! The due date to make sure votes are counted (cured) is 11/16. Curing a ballot could be as easy as texting a response to the Honolulu County Elections Division.
Reach out to your friends and family in SD22 - Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, and Makaha. If they voted, ask them to go through the steps below. We want Samantha's voters to cure their ballot and for those who didn't vote for Samantha, to do nothing. We have a real possibility to win this seat!
URGENT: CALL TO ACTION
State Senate - District 22 VOTERS
Ko ‘Olina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, and Mākua
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As you may know the General Election results on November 8th for State Senate, District 22, came in very close. Currently, there is a 72 vote difference between myself and the incumbent. The Office of Elections has reported that there are 192 ballots in our district that have been rejected due to invalid signatures.
They have mailed notices to these voters to cure their signatures and resubmit by no later than, Wednesday November 16th at 4:30pm.
We are asking ALL voters in Senate District 22, to verify the status of their ballots online by clicking here: https://hawaii.ballottrax.net/voter/
If you receive a response “Ballot Rejected- Curable” please contact Samantha DeCorte at (808) 664-6216, and she will assist you in the process of curing your ballot.
Regardless of who you voted for, we want to ensure that your ballot is processed and your vote is counted. EVERY VOTE COUNTS. We have until November 16th at 4:30pm.
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