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KAILUA-KONA — While most visitors to Hawaii come to the islands for a chance to escape, however briefly, from their everyday lives, there seemed to be no escaping the dramatic unfolding of Tuesday’s presidential election.

“I knew coming here we would escape some of it, but it seems to keep finding us,” said Crystal Murphy, who was honeymooning in Hawaii from Oklahoma City.

She and Aubry Murphy were visiting Kona for the day Wednesday as part of a week-long cruise of the state. Cheap deals to hawaii The cruise had the election returns on television and the couple watched as Republican nominee Donald Trump declared victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Crystal Murphy said she cast her ballot absentee, “reluctantly for Clinton,” but only because she’s a supporter of the “Never Trump” movement, which fiercely opposed the businessman’s candidacy.

Although both are registered Republicans, neither voted for the nominee, instead voting for Clinton and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, also a former governor of New Mexico.

And while Glenda Hale said she considers Trump a “slimeball as a human being” and that she “couldn’t identify with what he’s saying,” she said she can still back him as a Republican, citing his ability to put a Republican on the Supreme Court bench.

Chelsea Sicinski, a 24-year-old from Toronto, Canada, said that while she didn’t follow the election super closely, her impression of the debates left her “horrified.”

Wongyuen said he’s disillusioned with many politicians. Hawaii best deal packages He said he was a fan of President Barack Obama at the start of his first term, but felt like he wasn’t getting any work done.

“After I saw he did not really do much for our country, I didn’t really care for him,” he said. Hawaii packages cheap “Especially being from Hawaii, I expected more out of him.”

He also questioned Trump’s abilities with international relations. Cheap vacation deals to hawaii A lot of his friends still in Japan, he added, are also worried about what a Trump administration will mean for relations with that country.

KAILUA-KONA — While most visitors to Hawaii come to the islands for a chance to escape, however briefly, from their everyday lives, there seemed to be no escaping the dramatic unfolding of Tuesday’s presidential election.

“I knew coming here we would escape some of it, but it seems to keep finding us,” said Crystal Murphy, who was honeymooning in Hawaii from Oklahoma City.

She and Aubry Murphy were visiting Kona for the day Wednesday as part of a week-long cruise of the state. Affordable hawaii resorts The cruise had the election returns on television and the couple watched as Republican nominee Donald Trump declared victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Crystal Murphy said she cast her ballot absentee, “reluctantly for Clinton,” but only because she’s a supporter of the “Never Trump” movement, which fiercely opposed the businessman’s candidacy.

Although both are registered Republicans, neither voted for the nominee, instead voting for Clinton and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, also a former governor of New Mexico.

And while Glenda Hale said she considers Trump a “slimeball as a human being” and that she “couldn’t identify with what he’s saying,” she said she can still back him as a Republican, citing his ability to put a Republican on the Supreme Court bench.

Chelsea Sicinski, a 24-year-old from Toronto, Canada, said that while she didn’t follow the election super closely, her impression of the debates left her “horrified.”

Wongyuen said he’s disillusioned with many politicians. Multi city hawaii vacation packages He said he was a fan of President Barack Obama at the start of his first term, but felt like he wasn’t getting any work done.

“After I saw he did not really do much for our country, I didn’t really care for him,” he said. Big island of hawaii “Especially being from Hawaii, I expected more out of him.”

He also questioned Trump’s abilities with international relations. All inclusive vacations hawaii packages A lot of his friends still in Japan, he added, are also worried about what a Trump administration will mean for relations with that country.