Analysis of the Hawai’i Statehood plebiscite reveals major flaws

Arnie Saiki, who has been researching the Hawai’i statehood issue has posted some analysis of the demographics of the 1959 statehood plebiscite at http://statehoodhawaii.org/wp/index.php/2009/05/12/the-statehood-plebiscite/

One of the great myths of statehood is that the vast majority of Hawai’i residents favored statehood.   But as Saiki writes “Examining the assertion that 94% of Hawaii’s citizens voted for statehood, actual numbers reveal a much smaller percentage and the numbers suggest that only 35% of eligible voters actively sought statehood. “

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David Avery

Great article – and indeed many flaws were revealed. Based on the information I’ve read (many texts, current accounts, etc.) I believe true Hawaiians should determine the course, the fate and the future of the Hawaiian Islands. Bold? Yes. Appropriate? Most definitely.

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