HONOLULU (KHON2) — The results are in. The first printout was released just minutes before 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, for Hawaii’s primary elections. Over on Maui, election officials had to wait on the last person to submit their ballot before the 7 p.m. deadline.
Candidates who win Saturday’s races will appear on the November general election ballot for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senate and House, and other offices.
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The fourth printout was released just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, with the following results.
In the Democratic race for governor, Lt. Gov. Josh Green takes the win with 60.6% (157,476) votes. He’s followed by former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano with 20.1% (52,237) votes and Rep. Kai Kahele with 14.4% (37,540) votes.
In the Republican race for governor, former Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona takes the win with 45.7% (37,406) votes, followed by retired MMA fighter BJ Penn with 24.1% (19,667) votes and Gary Cordery with 10% (8,215) votes.
Green and Aiona will face off on Nov. 8 for Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.
REGISTRATION AND TURNOUT BREAKDOWN
- Total Registration: 853,874
- Total Turnout: 338,477 (39.6%)
MAIL TURNOUT: 329,155 (38.5%)
- Democratic Party (D): 241,579 (28.3%)
- Republican Party (R): 67,451 (7.9%)
- Libertarian Party (L): 703 (0.1%)
- Green Party (G): 1,655 (0.2%)
- Nonpartisan Ballot (N): 2,345 (0.3%)
- Constitution Party (C): 196 (0%)
- Aloha Aina Party (A): 1,228 (0.1%)
- No Party Selected: 13,046 (1.5%)
- Multi-Party Voting: 952 (0.1%)
IN-PERSON TURNOUT: 9,322 (1.1%)
- Democratic Party (D): 2,847 (0.3%)
- Republican Party (R): 5,997 (0.7%)
- Libertarian Party (L): 25 (0%)
- Green Party (G): 54 (0%)
- Nonpartisan Ballot (N): 66 (0%)
- Constitution Party: (C): 9 (0%)
- Aloha Aina Party (A): 47 (0%)
- No Party Selected: 270 (0%)
- Multi-Party Voting: 7 (0%)
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR RACE
This year, there were seven Democratic candidates running to succeed Gov. David Ige (D), who’s ending his second term and cannot run again. Ige was sworn in as Hawaii’s eighth governor on Dec. 1, 2014, and became the first governor in the U.S. of Okinawan descent. Click here to learn more about him.
In the campaign’s final weeks, Kahele and Cayetano teamed up to hold a joint news conference that raised questions about Green’s finances. Click here for Green’s response.
David Bourgoin, Richard Kim, Clyde Lewman and Van Tanabe were also vying for the job.
GOP GOVERNOR RACE
There were 10 Republican candidates running to become Hawaii’s next governor. Among the candidates: Honolulu Council Member Heidi Tsuneyoshi, George Hawat, Keline Kahau, Lynn Mariano, Paul Morgan, Moses Paskowitz and Walter Woods.
LT. GOV. RACE
Sylvia Luke wins the Democratic race for lieutenant governor with 33.7% (87,456) votes. She’s followed by Ikaika Anderson with 25.9% (67,159) votes and Keith Amemiya with 21.9% (56,923) votes. Among the six candidates vying for the job included Daniel Cunningham, Sherry Menor-McNamara and Sam Puletasi.
For the Republicans, Seaula Tupai wins with 44.1% (35,577) votes, followed by Rob Burns with 28.5% (22,997) votes and Tae Kim with 9.7% (7,854) votes.
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