" DeCoite received 44 officer votes, Sugimura got 19, Caires received 15
and Ritte got 14, edging Ritte out of the running by one vote. "
" Ritte posted on social media Sunday a timeline of “reorganization” of the
Molokai Democratic Party that he implied may be suspect. He claimed the
party made changes to “officers who can vote” two days before Sen.
English announced his retirement When the 21 Molokai party members each
cast one vote for DeCoite only, even though they could recommend up to
three candidates, Ritte wrote, “The Molokai Democratic Party did not vote
with the best interest of Molokai (having two names from Molokai going to
the Gov.) in mind! ”