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Hawaii GOP lost by largest margin since statehood

When Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola lost to Gov. David Ige by nearly 29 percentage points in last week’s general election, it was the most dramatic drubbing in a gubernatorial race in state history. Read more

Lee Cataluna: Day-after waving a sign of character

Sign-waving the day after the election must be especially difficult for the losing candidate. Yet some people rise to that humbling occasion and get back out there to say thank you. Read more

Editorial: Fresh faces in the Legislature

Thank goodness for ambition: A number of openings emerged this election, due to incumbents vacating seats to run for higher office — and that’s for the good, allowing some new blood into our local legislative bodies. Read more

Hawaii sees bump in voter turnout

Hawaii saw an encouraging uptick in the number of people who voted Tuesday compared to the last two midterm elections. Read more

Gov. David Ige sails to re-election

Gov. David Ige easily clinched another term as governor Tuesday night, finishing the race with a six-figure vote advantage over his Republican opponent, state Rep. Andria Tupola. Read more

Akaka outpaces Kia‘aina for OHA seat; few vote for Akana

Kalei Akaka, granddaughter of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, led handily Tuesday in the race for the open Oahu seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees, while embattled at-large incumbent Rowena Akana was trailing in her re-election bid. Read more

Glitches and enthusiasm as isle voters turn out to vote

There were glitches in a handful of voting machines as island residents turned out for Tuesday’s midterm elections — the first allowing on-the-spot registration statewide. Read more

Hirono, Gabbard and Case cruise to victories

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard easily won re-election Tuesday, and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case also is headed back to Congress, ensuring an all-Democratic delegation for the islands once again. Read more

Ozawa pulls off close win over Waters in City Council cliffhanger

Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa pulled off a 22-vote victory over former state Rep. Tommy Waters to win reelection to the Council District 4 (East Honolulu) seat, according to a final summary report issued by the state Office of Elections at 4:11 a.m. today. Read more

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