Hawaii voters to choose president, senators, representatives

November 9, 2016
Voters cast their ballots in booths at Farrington High School, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Hillary Clinton won Hawaii’s four electoral votes in Tuesday’s election, and voters gave U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz his first full-term in office.

Results were delayed to allow for people to vote if they were in line at 6 p.m., when the polls closed.

Voters were awaiting results in the 1st Congressional District, where former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa was hoping to return to the seat she gave up to challenge Schatz in 2014.

The congressional seat became vacant when U.S. Rep. Mark Takai died in July.

Voters had a rare double election for this congressional seat and some were confused. One election was to fill Takai’s unexpired term, for two months. The other was to decide who would take the oath of office in January for the regular two-year term.

The state’s other congresswoman, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, was expected to return to office.

Hawaii, the home state of President Barack Obama, remained a solid blue state. Heading into Election Day, Democrats held a 24-1 advantage in the state Senate, and the lone Republican faced a tough test. If he were to lose, Hawaii would have the first all one-party chamber in the United Sates since 1980.

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