Hawaii pro-GMO candidates win in elections

What a bunch of losers. That’s the takeaway from election results for anti-GMO candidates statewide.

On Kauai, pro-GMO mayor Bernard Carvalho crushed anti-GMO candidate Dustin Barca, leader of the so-called “Kauai Rising” protests. With all Kauai precincts counted on fifth read, the results are 57 percent for Carvalho and 30% for Barca. The two will face off again in the General. Kauai HD15 — Rep Jimmy Tokioka utterly destroyed anti-GMO Dylan Hooser 63-29 percent with 5 of 5 precincts reporting.

Kauai council results are mixed. Pro-GMO challengers Arryl Kaneshiro and Kipu Kai Kualii finished third and eight respectively. Incumbent anti-GMO leader and tax cheat Gary Hooser is sixth, his cohort Tim Bynum finished seventh, and anti-GMO appointee Mason Chock came in 10th, right ahead of 11th place pro-GMO newcomer Arthur Brun. The top 14 candidates move on to a runoff for seven seats in the November 4 general elections.

A rare plus for anti-GMO forces comes in Hawaii County Council District 9 where fear-mongering incumbent Margaret Willie is pulling 46 percent of the vote against pro-GMO challengers Ronald Gonzales and Sonny Shimaoka with 26 percent and 22 percent respectively. Will the forces of reason be able to unite behind Gonzales in the runoff?

Read the full, original article: Anti-GMO candidates lose big statewide

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