RICHARD Y. KIM, Plaintiff,
STATE OF HAWAII; ATTORNEY GENERAL RUSSELL A. SUZUKI; OFFICE OF ELECTIONS; SCOTT T. NAGO, Chief Election Officer, Defendants, and COLLEEN HANABUSA, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the District of Hawai'i, Real Party-In-Interest.
Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, McKenna, Pollack, and Wilson,
FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND
considered the August 16, 2018 "Election Objection"
filed by Plaintiff Richard Y. Kim ("Plaintiff
Kim"), the August 21, 2018 motion to dismiss or, in the
alternative, for summary judgment filed by Defendants State
of Hawai'i, Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki, Office of
Elections, and Chief Election Officer Scott T. Nago
("Chief Election Officer Nago") (collectively, the
"State Defendants"), and the August 22, 2018
memorandum in opposition to the motion to dismiss filed by
Plaintiff Kim. Having heard this matter without oral argument
and in accordance with HRS § 11-173.5(b) (2009)
(requiring the supreme court to "give judgment fully
stating all findings of fact and of law"), we set forth
the following findings of fact and conclusions of law and
enter the following judgment.
Plaintiff Kim was one of six Democratic Party candidates for
the Office of Governor in the August 11, 2018 primary
election result for the Democratic Party candidate for the
Office of Governor was as follows:
David Y. Ige 124, 572 (50.2%)
Colleen Wakako Hanabusa 107, 631 (43.4%)
Ernest Caravalho 5, 662 (2.3%)
Wendell J. Ka'ehu'ae'a 2, 298 (0.9%)
Richard Y. Kim 1, 576 (0.6%)
Van (Tanaban) Tanabe 775 (0.3%)
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