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Tuesday, November 7, 2000

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GOP, Democratic
leaders wait for
presidential results

Then call for Florida
recount comes, making
things 'unknowable'


Election Results
Election Results

By Richard Borreca

Calling the shift in presidential fortunes “historic” and “unknowable” Hawaii’s Democratic and Republic party chairs waited by their television sets tonight to find out who will be president.

At 10 p.m. with the race apparently locked up for Gov. George W. Bush, Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Linda Lingle was imagining the benefits a Bush presidency would bring to Hawaii.

At about the same time, a few blocks away, Walter Heen, the Democrat’s chairman, was worrying over the problems he saw for a Republican president.

Then the announcement that the Florida vote would be recounted, and no one could say who would win.

“I don’t know what to think, this is historic, this is something we will remember for the rest of our lives,” Lingle said.

Asked what she thought would happen, Lingle could only say “it is just unknowable.”

Heen joked that with Bush’s brother the governor of Florida, the Republicans can’t claim voter fraud.

“Who knows, I don’t know what to think,” Heen said.

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