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Democrats Abercrombie and Schatz sweep general election


Democrat Neil Abercrombie celebrates his win in the governor’s race over Republican opponent James “Duke” Aiona at his campaign headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. LYNN NAK AGAWA News Editor

Neil Abercrombie, Democratic candidate for governor, swept every house district in the state except for one in Tuesday’s general election. Abercrombie and Brian Schatz, lieutenant governor-

elect, will be sworn in on Dec. 6, succeeding Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, ending an eight-year term of Republican leadership. Abercrombie and Schatz won 57.8 percent of the vote or 222,510 votes. Republican candidate for governor James “Duke” Aiona and his running mate

Lynn Finnegan won 40.8 percent of the vote or 157,098 votes, including the majority of District 40, which includes Royal Kunia, Makakilo, Kapolei, and Kalaeloa. Abercrombie and Schatz won the majority of the votes in the remaining 50 House districts. For many supporters who gathered at the old CompUSA

building on Tuesday, Abercrombie’s stance on civil unions was a major factor in their decision to support him. Tambry Young, one of the lead advocates for Citizens for Equal Rights, supported Abercrombie because, “at his core he supports equality for all people,” she said. “And that’s what matters.”

Supporter Su Yates echoed similar sentiments after the announcement of Abercrombie’s win on Tuesday evening. “He’s just the right guy. He has the right energy, the right mind, the right plan — he’s going to make a difference,” she said. “We’re all really excited tonight. This will be great for the state of Hawai‘i,” said City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, who was in attendance at the Abercrombie camp on Tuesday evening. “It’ll be a new day, a new beginning, we’re looking forward to working together,” she said. Loreto Victoria has been an Abercrombie supporter for 10 years and was a volunteer in his recent campaign. With two children who have gone through the University system, Victoria supports Abercrombie because he, “loves the people, takes care of the people, and listens to the people,” Victoria said. Beth Aoki, a mother, is hopeful that Abercrombie will make education a priority. Aoki said she voted for Abercrombie hoping that he will work as hard as possible to prevent furloughs and budget cuts to public education. “After nearly two years of hard work campaigning, I’m personally excited about the election of our Hawai‘i Democrats. The victory of Neil Abercrombie and Brian Schatz sends a positive message for the State of Hawai‘i, and the nation. This [message] is that Hawai‘i is ready for change,” said Kimo Carvalho, former campaign manager for Lieutenant Governor candidate Gary Hooser in an e-mail. See Election results, page 3





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Neil Abercrombie will be sworn in as Hawai‘i’s seventh governor on Dec. 6. “Change toward a more sustainable Hawai‘i where we can meet our clean energy goals, improve job opportunities, develop food security, and have a good and effective education system where children can develop their talents and full potential to become good,

portunities, live in a place where cultural values are respected, and our State doesn’t rely on imported resources to secure our future prosperity,” he said. After the win had been determined, Schatz and Abercrombie gave speeches to thank their supporters and highlight their political goals. “During this campaign, people were hungry for change, they were hungry for a better way of doing things … we’re ready for accountable government, we’re ready for community-based leadership,” said Schatz. “We continue to face challenging times and we have a lot of work to do so I want to talk a little bit about unity. Tonight is the night that I ask you, and we’re gonna do the same, to reach out to everyone in the state … [including] everyone who picked another candidate on that ballot. Because we cannot afford to be divided for another four years,” said Schatz. “We need everyone paddling in the same canoe.”

hardworking Hawai‘i citizens. I’m personally ready for a new day in Hawai‘i. As a Native Hawaiian resident, a young working professional, and a full-time graduate student, I want to see a future in Hawai‘i where my friends and family can secure good job op-


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GOP candidates remain strong in defeat


James “Duke” Aiona makes his concession speech before his supporters at the Dole Cannery Ballroom Tuesday night shortly after the second printout. He said that though the people of Hawai‘i will come together, he and his opponent will continue to speak their own principles. C HRIS M IKESELL Senior Staff Writer

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You can’t win ‘em all. While Republicans made a net gain of 60 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and six governorships nationwide, they made relatively little headway in Hawaiʻi’s Democrat-dominated elections. But even in defeat, Republicans kept their heads up. “I relish the last eight years that we’ve had the opportunity to serve the people of Hawaiʻi,” said gubernatorial candidate James “Duke” Aiona. “I don’t regret one moment of it. I think we’ve done a great job, I think we’ve accomplished many things that we wanted to accomplish. Many more need to be accomplished, but we move on.” Likewise, U.S. House incumbent Charles Djou spoke of his respect for the political process when it came time for him to address the crowd in

the Dole Cannery Ballroom. “Ultimately, we live in a wonderful nation,” Djou said. “Our nation is based upon the idea that the people have the final word, and the final word wasn’t me. That’s something that I very much respect.” Aiona announced his concession to Democratic rival Neil Abercrombie shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Much of his emotional address to his supporters was focused on recognizing the people who had participated and volunteered on his campaign. Djou conceded in front of his GOP supporters at the Dole Cannery ballroom almost an hour later. But running for offi ce is something that both candidates say has paid off, even in an election cycle that handed them defeat. “Democracy is always worthwhile,” said Djou. “Obviously I would have much preferred different re-

sults here this evening, but fighting for what you believe in is something that’s always worth an individual’s time. It’s one of the beauties of our nation, that you can do that here in the United States of America.” Aiona was also gracious in defeat. “I just take away a lot of love, a lot of aloha, a lot of people who gave their time, their talent, and their treasure believing in you, and it’s something that I can’t really describe,” he said. “There’s some things in life you can’t describe but you know, public service is all about that, it’s all about serving the people, you are their representative. … You are not in it for yourself. “We went through a lot of adversity in this campaign, but that makes us that much better as human beings. It makes us that much better as a community. It makes us that much better as a party, also, and I believe in that.”



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Repeated security breaches frustrate UH community It has come to my attention that once again my Social Security number and other personal information were released (via UH A nnouncement ID number: 1288341007- 690). This is the second time this year that a data breach occurred on such a massive scale affecting numerous students - the first being this past July (via UH A nnouncement ID number: 1278472139 3680). This is becoming a scar y trend that risks the integrity of the identity of individuals of the UH community. I would like to share my frustration with [President Greenwood]. I was not consulted or asked permission for the use of my private, personal information for the longitudinal study conducted by the UHWO faculty member. This sort of compulsory participation worries me. I have no idea how our per-

sonal information is being used within the University system. I doubt I will be provided a clear, distinct answer as to how and why our information is currently being used for faculty research and how to prevent future use without appropriate permission. I would also like to implore [President Greenwood] to take an active public interest on this issue. Each time a data breach occurs, I receive an e-mail from a University official I don’t know informing me of the situation. I appreciate the e-mail notices that I’ve received; however, I’m led to believe there is little actual accountability for the misuse of our personal data. I understand the issue of data security and the preservation of personal information is of the utmost concern for the University, but when am I allowed to share my anger? Who can I call upon to assure me that

appropriate action is being taken? Who will be accountable? This should be a great concern for [President Greenwood] and the University. I’m tired of receiving e-mail notices informing me that I’m affected in yet another data breach with no apology, no owning up to the mistake, and no true recourse for those affected. Please let me know what steps you have directed to remedy this recurring situation. Please let me know why Social Security numbers are still in use despite the implementation of UH ID numbers. Thank you for your attention on this matter. I look forward to a response.

In a recent, undated letter, members of the UH community were informed that their personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates etc. may have been exposed. We were advised to watch our own fi nancial records and take other measures. This is not the fi rst time this has happened. In July of this year, information was accessed from a UH computer in the UHM parking offi ce. Similar protective measures were recommended at that time. Unfortunately, these sorts of incidents do happen. In 2008 a fi nancial fi rm on the mainland, that had my information on fi le, had a similar situation. The difference? The mainland fi rm provided 24 months of free monitoring by Triple Alerts that sent me monthly reports of any unusual activity regarding my credit. The UH administration must take responsibility for these mis-

takes and protect people who may have had sensitive information released from UH computers. The free credit reviewing suggested in both letters from the UH administration is neither comprehensive nor long-term. [President Greenwood is] in the position of responsibility for this organization, [and] I urge [President Greenwood] to

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The top two teams in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) will face off this Saturday for the league’s top spot. The University of Hawai‘i Warrior football team will travel to Bronco Stadium to face the No. 2 Boise State Broncos. The game is set for 9:30 a.m. HST and will be aired nationally on ESPNU. “This is one of the biggest games in [Hawai‘i] program history,” UH athletics director Jim Donovan said. The Warriors (7-2, 5-0 WAC) have already completed one of their main goals this season earning a berth in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl. Another goal is to win the WAC title, but Boise State

(7-0, 3-0 WAC) is in their way. BSU has won its last 21 games, which is the nation’s longest win streak. Their last conference loss was to Hawai‘i in 2007 when the Warriors won the WAC championship. “The [UH] defense fl ew around the field and made plays,” said defensive lineman Vaughn Meatoga, who redshirted in 2007. “They played at a different level.” One Warrior who is eager to hit the field is senior safety Spencer Smith, who had fractured his forearm in week two against Army. He has been cleared to play Saturday. “I’m hungry, I just want to play,” Smith said. “Playing Boise just makes it that much better.” UH is riding a six-game win streak and their bowl bid has come quicker than any other War-

rior team in school history. Still, the Warriors know that their season is far from over. “Refl ecting on our season so far – I would say it’s magical,” senior safety Mana Silva said. “But we’re not fi nished.”

T O P Q UA R T E R B AC K S Hawai‘i sports the best passing offense in the country at 395.4 yards per game while Boise State has the nation’s third best defense allowing only 236.4 yards of total offense per game. BSU quarterback Kellen Moore is currently ranked third in the Heisman ballot according to the ESPN Experts Poll. The Heisman award is given to the nation’s most outstanding college football player. UH quarterback Bryant Moniz is leading the country in passing yards

(3,247) and passing touchdowns (25) this season. Moore is the nation’s best passer with a 188.3 rating. Although both quarterbacks have had successful seasons so far, only Moore was named a semifi nalist of the Davey O’Brien Award (given to the nation’s top quarterback). “I really don’t think about it too much. Awards don’t really mean anything,” Moniz said. “I just play football for the love of the game and for the memories.”

D E F E N S E S T RO N G The Warriors are winning the turnover battle this season. They have forced 26 turnovers, which is tied for second in the country behind No. 1 Oregon. “It started off in the spring [off-season],” junior safety Richard Torres said. “Coach Aranda

[defensive coordinator] made it a big point that we need more turnovers this year.” Torres had a fumble returned for a touchdown in the second quarter of last week’s win over Idaho. The 2007 Kahuku graduate also had a key interception against No. 19 Nevada three weeks ago.

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