Organizers cancel Native Hawaiian election after court rules

Nai Aupuni President Kuhio Asam speaks at a news conference about the organization's decision to abandon an election for Native Hawaiians because litigation challenging the process could take years to resolve in Honolulu, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Instead, all 196 candidates will be offered seats as delegates for a convention next year to come up with a process for Native Hawaiian self-governance. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — A unique election considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians was terminated Tuesday because of litigation challenging the process that could take years to resolve.

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