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Lawmakers Try To Clarify Election Laws With New Bills


  The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow that will determine the outcome of a contested race here in Honolulu. The lack of a law on mandatory recount has several state lawmakers scurrying to draft bills to avoid a similar dilemma in the future. A 22 vote spread is at the heart of an election drama that has City councilman Trevor Ozawa up against challenger Tommy Waters. The City Council’s business is on hold until the Supreme Court decides the way forward.

This morning we talked to incoming Judiciary chairman Chris Lee about what lawmakers are considering for the upcoming session-- which starts a week from Wednesday.


Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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