In response to a June 13 letter wherein it was stated that the vote in Hawaii does not mean a thing in regard to a national election: This is true and the downside being that people don't vote in Hawaii.
By the time the polls are open in Hawaii, the national election has, in most cases, been decided. Unless there is strong local interest, why vote?
When I was district chair of the Republican Party, I explained this problem to Patsy Mink. She responded that the Constitution says that elections are to be held on the second Tuesday in November.
Several years have passed and we now have early voting. This leads me to believe that we could change Election Day in Hawaii and make it on Monday. This would result in a lot more people voting. It would also create national attention to our election results.