HAWAII: First Vote

After an uninhibited campaign of hula rallies, motorcades and TV speechmaking, Hawaii (pop. 600,000) went to the polls last week to pass on 1) statehood, as proffered by the U.S. Congress, and 2) party-primary nominations for two U.S. Senators, Governor and a Congressman-at-large. Results: 1) a rousing 18-1 endorsement—with 85% of the electorate voting—for statehood, which clears the way for Hawaii's admission to the Union by presidential proclamation after the July 28 general elections, and 2) a heavy numerical vote margin for the Democrats, partially offset by the fact that most...

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