Automatic recount bill close to becoming law

Automatic recount bill close to becoming law

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After Sunday’s special election between Tommy Waters and Trevor Ozawa, the legislature is working on a bill for automatic recounts in close races.

The bill backed by majority leader Della Au Bellati would trigger an automatic recount for any election that has candidates less than .5% or 100 votes apart.

She believes it would boost confidence in the process and eventually save taxpayer money.

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