American Samoa Plans For November Run-Off Election

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Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin holds on to seat in Congress

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Nov. 7, 2012) – None of the teams in the gubernatorial race in American Samoa polled 50 percent so there will be a run off election on the 20th of November.

Preliminary and unofficial results from Tuesday’s elections gave the team of Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lemanu Peleti Mauga 4,377 votes and the team of Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Taufetee John Faumuina 4,320 votes.

Afoa Moega Lutu and Le’i Sonny Thompson polled 2,485 votes, Dr. Salu Hunkin Finau and Utoalii Iuniasolua Savusa garnered 873 votes, Save Liuato Tuitele and Sandra King Young polled 754 votes while Tim Jones and Tuika Tuika received 165 votes.

In the congressional race, Faleomavega Eni Hunkin has won a 13th term as American Samoa’s congressman with 55 percent of the vote, Aumua Amata polled 34 percent, Rose Tago Lancaster received 4 percent of the vote, Kereti Mata’utia garnered 3 percent and Fatumalala Al Shehri received 2 percent.

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