2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

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Both Hawaii seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 316,265 85,626
Percentage 76.60% 20.74%
Swing Increase11.24% Decrease12.60%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii occurred on November 8, 2016. The electorate chose two candidates to act in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two districts. Hawaii is one of 14 states that[1] employ an open primary system, meaning voters do not have to state a party affiliation in the election.[1] The primaries were held on August 13.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located entirely on the island of Oahu, encompassing the urban areas of the City and County of Honolulu, a consolidated city-county that includes Oahu's central plains and southern shores, including the towns of Aiea, Mililani, Pearl City, Waipahu and Waimalu. It is the only majority-Asian district in the United States. The district was vacant leading into the election. It was represented by Democrat Mark Takai from 2015 until his death in July 2016. He was elected with 51% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+18.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Wakako Hanabusa 74,022 80.4
Democratic Leina’ala Ahu Isa 11,518 12.5
Democratic Howard Kim 2,750 3.0
Democratic Javier Ocasio 1,117 1.2
Democratic Sam Puletasi 1,036 1.1
Democratic Lei Sharsh-Davis 915 1.0
Democratic Steve Tataii 737 0.8
Total votes 92,095 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirlene D. Ostrov 13,645 100.0
Total votes 13,645 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Libertarian primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Alan J.K. Yim 446 100.0
Total votes 446 100.0

Nonpartisan primary[edit]

Nonpartisan primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Calvin Griffin 552 100.0
Total votes 552 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii's 1st congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 145,417 71.9
Republican Shirlene Ostrov 45,958 22.7
Libertarian Alan Yim 6,601 3.3
Nonpartisan Calvin Griffin 4,381 2.1
Total votes 202,357 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district encompasses the rest of the island of Oahu, including the Windward, North Shore, Central and Leeward regions, as well as the entire state outside of Oahu. This includes the areas located in the counties of Kauai (which includes the islands of Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Lehua and Kaʻula), Maui (which consists of the islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lānai, Molokai except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County and Molokini) and Hawaii County coextensive with the Island of Hawaii, often called "the Big Island". The incumbent is Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 79% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+21.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard (incumbent) 80,026 84.5
Democratic Shay Chan Hodges 14,643 15.5
Total votes 94,669 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Angela Aulani Kaaihue 7,449 55.9
Republican Eric Hafner 5,876 44.1
Total votes 13,325 100.0

Nonpartisan primary[edit]

Nonpartisan primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Richard L. Turner 697 100.0
Total votes 697 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard (Incumbent) 170,848 81.2
Republican Angela Aulani Kaaihue 39,668 18.8
Total votes 210,516 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United States House of Representatives in Hawaii, 2016". Ballotpedia. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "PRIMARY ELECTION 2016 – State of Hawaii – Statewide". State of Hawaii Office of Elections. August 16, 2016. p. 1. Retrieved November 18, 2016.

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