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Hawaii Election Results 2012: Hirono wins Senate seat; Obama wins easily

Here is a summary of the election results in Hawaii: (View full map)

President

Hawaii, the Pacific Island state where Barack Obama was born gave him its four electoral votes. Few if any political forecasters believed that there was much possibility of any other outcome. In 2008 the Obama-Biden ticket amassed 72 percent of Hawaii’s votes.

Senate

Almost as soon as the polls closed, the Associated Press announced Democrat Mazie K. Hirono as the victor in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Hirono defeated former Republican Gov. Linda Lingle.

House

In the 2nd District, former Democratic state representativee Tulsi Gabbard easily defeated Republican Kawika Crowley, a handyman. They were vying for the surrendered seat of successful Senate candidate Mazie Hirono. In the 1st District, Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusawon reelection against former state representative Charles Djou.

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