Hawaii delegates in Cleveland for Republican National Convention

Published: Jul. 19, 2016 at 2:41 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 19, 2016 at 2:49 AM HST
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Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle (courtesy: C-SPAN)
Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle (courtesy: C-SPAN)
Hawaii delegates (courtesy: C-SPAN)
Hawaii delegates (courtesy: C-SPAN)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii sent 19 delegates to Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention over the weekend and they were easy to spot. Dressed in red Aloha shirts and adorned with red lei, members of Hawaii's delegation held signs that said "Make America Safe Again." They even got a warm welcome from former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.

"Aloha to the delegation from the great state of Hawaii," Lingle said as she began her speech.

"Join us as we work together with our presidential candidate Donald Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence to make America great again," she said.

Hawaii delegate Willes Lee said while Hawaii may be an outlier because of the strong democratic lead, they are seeing the numbers change across the nation and believe Donald Trump will win in November.

"Right now we're all focused on electing Donald Trump. This election is really about the Supreme Court, most presidential elections are. And that's what we're looking towards. We know Hillary Clinton is not who we want selecting our Supreme Court justices," Lee said.

Hawaii delegate Warner Kimo Sutton said it was a phenomenal evening with incredible speakers.

"You have people that have lost in their campaign to beat the nominee and then who are now allying behind the support of one nominee, Donald Trump, to take the flag forward and to be the next president of the United States," he said.

Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination on Thursday. Election is on November 8th.

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