Voters in Hawaii gave Hillary Clinton the state’s four electoral votes in her unsuccessful bid to become the first woman president of the United States.
With all Hawaii precincts counted, Clinton had a decisive 61 percent to 29.5 percent for Republican Donald Trump, the New York billionaire and reality TV star, according to the state Office of Elections. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3.6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2.8 percent.
But in a tight nationwide race, Clinton, a former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and First Lady, lost to Trump who ran on a promise of “making America great again.”
The loss left Hawaii Democrats stunned.
“What he was saying was resonating to a part of the population that we, especially in Hawaii, don’t really understand,” said Colleen Hanabusa, who will be dealing with the new president as a newly elected congresswoman.
“I am devastated by the result,” she said tonight as she celebrated her own victory in Kakaako. “I was hoping to be able to say tonight to all the young girls and women across the state that we finally cracked the glass ceiling.”