The Race Tightens Up

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Can you believe the presidential election may end up with the 4 electoral votes in Hawaii deciding the race? Unbelieveable as it sounds, the possibility of this race coming down to the wire exists as both the Democrats and Republicans roll out their heavy hitters this weekend. Former Vice-President Al Gore and current Vice President Dick Cheney will pay the islands last minute visits this weekend in search of those elusive votes. The state is being mentioned on several national newscasts as well as on radio shows such as Rush Limbaugh. The latest polls have shown the local race for president deadlocked in a hopeless tie.

Hawaii’s polls are the last to close on election day.

The state usually swings Democrat but in the past has gone Republican twice, once for Nixon in 1972 and another time for Reagan in 1984.

Former President Bill Clinton said in a recent media interview that the Republican resurgence can be attributed to the popularity of Hawaii’s Governor Linda Lingle.

Locally sign wavers are hitting the streets with last minute campaigning as portrayed in the photo above as well as a handful of others that I have taken at this link.

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