Hawaii -- provisional ballot
The Maui News reports: In a showdown that began at high noon, it took shouting, police officers and an hour and a half before state House candidate Cort Gallup was allowed to cast a provisional ballot in Tuesday's general election.
In a surreal ending to a unique campaign, Gallup's eligibility to vote was challenged by Kihei Community Center precinct Chairwoman Cindy Clark, a Maui GOP leader. He was initially denied a ballot.
Gallup is a Native American who was born in Canada and who had been ruled ineligible to vote by County Clerk Roy Hiraga. But his name remained on the voter lists at the Kihei precinct in which he lives, and he has appealed Hiraga's decision.
He also is a Democrat who challenged state Rep. Chris Halford for the state House 11th District (South Maui) seat. -- Maui News