2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Hawaii, one from each of the state's two congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The state's primary elections were held on August 8, 2020.

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii

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All 2 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 354,762 155,215
Percentage 67.38% 29.48%
Swing Decrease 7.93% Increase 6.63%

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Beginning with the 2020 election cycle, per Act 136, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, all state elections are conducted by mail.[1]

District 1Edit

The 1st district is located entirely on the island of Oahu, centering on Honolulu and the towns of, Aiea, Mililani, Pearl City, Waipahu and Waimalu. The incumbent is Democrat Ed Case, who was elected with 73.1% of the vote in 2018.[2]

2020 United States House of Representatives Elections in Hawaii's First congressional district
 
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Nominee Ed Case Ron Curtis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 183,245 71,188
Percentage 72.02% 27.98%

U.S. Representative before election

Ed Case
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Ed Case
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Case (incumbent) 131,802 100.0
Total votes 131,802 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit
  • Ron Curtis, engineer and nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018[5]
Eliminated in PrimaryEdit
  • James Dickens, salesman[6]
  • Nancy Olson, family nurse practitioner[7]
  • Arturo Reyes, perennial candidate[5]
  • Taylor Smith[5]

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Curtis 13,909 41.1
Republican James Dickens 7,120 21.0
Republican Nancy Olson 6,665 19.7
Republican Arturo Reyes 4,301 12.7
Republican Taylor Smith 1,839 5.4
Total votes 33,834 100.0

Nonpartisan primaryEdit

According to election laws of Hawaii, in order for nonpartisan candidates to appear on the general election ballot, they had to receive at least 10% of votes cast (16,529 votes) or receive as many or more votes than any other candidate that won a partisan nomination (≥ 13,873 votes). Griffin failed to do either, and will not appear on the November ballot.[8]

CandidatesEdit

DisqualifiedEdit
  • Calvin Griffin (Nonpartisan)[8]

Primary resultsEdit

Nonpartisan primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Calvin Griffin 2,324 100.0
Total votes 2,317 100.0

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[9] Safe D November 2, 2020
Inside Elections[10] Safe D October 28, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[11] Safe D November 2, 2020
Politico[12] Safe D November 2, 2020
Daily Kos[13] Safe D November 2, 2020
RCP[14] Safe D November 2, 2020

ResultsEdit

Hawaii's 1st congressional district, 2020[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Case (incumbent) 183,245 72.0
Republican Ron Curtis 71,188 28.0
Total votes 254,433 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

2020 United States House of Representatives Elections in Hawaii's Second congressional district
 
← 2018 November 3, 2020 (2020-11-03) 2022 →
     
Nominee Kai Kahele Joe Akana
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 171,517 84,027
Percentage 63.0% 30.9%

U.S. Representative before election

Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Kai Kahele
Democratic

The 2nd district takes in rural and suburban Oahu, including Waimanalo Beach, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kahuku, Makaha, Nanakuli, as well as encompassing all the other islands of Hawaii, taking in Maui and Hilo. The incumbent is Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who was reelected with 77.4% of the vote in 2018 and announced that she would run for President of the United States in 2020. Hawaii law permits candidates to run for both Congress and the presidency.[16]

On October 25, 2019, Gabbard announced she would not seek reelection to focus on her presidential campaign.[17] However, she suspended her campaign on March 19, 2020 after lower result ratings in the primaries and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign.[18] Hawaii's Office of Elections forbids candidate filing for any of the state's 2020 elections after June 2, 2020.[19]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Defeated in PrimaryEdit

  • Brian Evans, singer and Republican nominee for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district in 2018[20]
  • Noelle Famera, small business owner and activist[21] (endorsed Hoomanawanui after the primary elections)[22]
  • Brenda Lee[20][23]

WithdrawnEdit

  • David Cornejo, software engineer[20][24]
  • Ryan Meza, investor, entrepreneur, and a consultant (endorsed Famera)

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Kai Kahele
Federal officials
State officials
State legislators
Other individuals
Organizations
Unions

Primary resultsEdit

 
2020 Hawaii's 2nd congressional district Democratic primary results by county
Map legend
  •   Kahele—70–80%
  •   No data
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kai Kahele 100,841 76.5
Democratic Brian Evans 12,337 9.3
Democratic Brenda Lee 10,694 8.1
Democratic Noelle Famera 7,992 6.1
Total votes 131,864 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

  • Joe Akana, U.S. Air Force veteran[39]

Defeated in PrimaryEdit

  • Steven Bond[5]
  • Karla Bart Gottschalk, retired civil rights lawyer and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016[40]
  • David Hamman, locksmith[41]
  • Elise Hatsuko Kaneshiro[42]
  • Nicholas Love, pastor[5]
  • Robert Nagamine, former lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii Air National Guard[5]
  • Raymond Quel, security protection specialist[5]
  • Felipe San Nicolas, former telecommunications manager[5]

DeclinedEdit

  • Samuel Wilder King II, attorney[25]
  • Steve Rousseau[43]

Primary resultsEdit

 
2020 Hawaii's 2nd congressional district Republican primary results by county
Map legend
  •   Akana—40–50%
  •   Akana—30–40%
  •   No data
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Akana 15,107 44.1
Republican Elise Kaneshiro 5,294 15.5
Republican David Hamman 3,430 10.0
Republican Robert Nagamine 2,887 8.4
Republican Nicholas Love 2,616 7.6
Republican Steven Bond 2,218 6.5
Republican Felipe San Nicolas 1,465 4.3
Republican Karla Bart Gottschalk 953 2.8
Republican Raymond Quel 305 0.9
Total votes 34,275 100.0

Libertarian primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Libertarian primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Michelle Rose Tippens 1,014 100.0
Total votes 1,014 100.0

American Shopping Party primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

  • John Giuffre, perennial candidate[45]

Primary resultsEdit

American Shopping primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
American Shopping John Giuffre 134 100.0
Total votes 134 100.0

Aloha Aina Party primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

  • Jonathan Hoomanawanui, VFW service officer[46]

Primary resultsEdit

Aloha ʻĀina primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Aloha ʻĀina Jonathan Hoomanawanui 3,423 100.0
Total votes 3,423 100.0

Nonpartisan primaryEdit

According to election laws of Hawaii, in order for nonpartisan candidates to appear on the general election ballot, they had to receive at least 10% of votes cast (17,049 votes) or receive as many or more votes than any other candidate that won a partisan nomination (≥ 133 votes). Burrus fulfilled the latter requirement and was on the November ballot.[8]

CandidatesEdit

NomineeEdit

  • Ron Burrus, analyst[47]

Eliminated in PrimaryEdit

  • Byron McCorriston, entrepreneur[48]

Primary resultsEdit

Nonpartisan primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Ron Burrus 1,308 59.2
Nonpartisan Byron McCorriston 901 40.8
Total votes 2,209 100.0

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[9] Safe D November 2, 2020
Inside Elections[10] Safe D October 28, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[11] Safe D November 2, 2020
Politico[12] Safe D November 2, 2020
Daily Kos[13] Safe D November 2, 2020
RCP[14] Safe D November 2, 2020

ResultsEdit

Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, 2020[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kai Kahele 171,517 63.0
Republican Joe Akana 84,027 30.9
Libertarian Michelle Rose Tippens 6,785 2.5
Aloha ʻĀina Jonathan Hoomanawanui 6,453 2.4
Nonpartisan Ron Burrus 2,659 1.0
American Shopping John Giuffre 661 0.2
Total votes 272,192 100.0
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Implementing Elections by Mail". State of Hawaii Office of Elections. November 14, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Wasserman, David; Flinn, Ally (November 7, 2018). "2018 House Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ed Case announces his candidacy for re-election in 2020". June 16, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "PRIMARY ELECTION 2020 - State of Hawaii – Statewide" (PDF). State of Hawaii - Office of Elections. August 8, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
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  7. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Nancy Olson". Honolulu Civil Beat. June 30, 2020.
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  10. ^ a b "2020 House Ratings". House Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "2020 House race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "2020 Election Forecast". Politico. April 5, 2021.
  13. ^ a b "2020 House Race Ratings". Daily Kos Elections. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Battle for House 2020". RCP. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  15. ^ a b "GENERAL ELECTION 2020 - State of Hawaii – Statewide November 3, 2020 **FINAL SUMMARY REPORT**" (PDF). Hawaii Board of Elections. November 19, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  16. ^ a b Lovell, Blaze (January 21, 2019). "Sen. Kai Kahele Gets A Jump On 2020 In Announcing Congressional Bid". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  17. ^ "Gabbard's decision breaks 2nd District race wide open". www.kitv.com. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Lerer, Lisa; Astor, Maggie (March 19, 2020). "Tulsi Gabbard Drops Out of Presidential Race". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  19. ^ "Candidate Filing". elections.hawaii.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  20. ^ a b c "2020 Election United States House - Hawaii - District 02". FEC.gov.
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  22. ^ Famera, Noelle (October 5, 2020). ""Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻĀina I Ka Pono. I'm endorsing, The Aloha Aina Party Candidate Jonathan Hoomanawanui for US Congress Hawaii District 2…"". Instagram. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
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  24. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/David_Cornejo
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  27. ^ Elfrink, Tim (October 24, 2019). "Tulsi Gabbard won't run for reelection to Congress as she seeks Democratic presidential nomination". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  28. ^ Ing, Kaniela [@KanielaIng] (November 4, 2019). "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Since Tulsi Gabbard announced that she would not seek re-election, a lot of people have been asking what my plans are. Learn more and join me here: bit.ly/34xquPf#VoteKai #Kahele2020" (Tweet). Retrieved November 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  39. ^ "Coffee with a Candidate: Joe Akana, Republican Candidate for U.S. House". KHNL. June 17, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  40. ^ "Coffee with a Candidate: Karla Bart Gottschalk, Republican Candidate for Congress". Hawaii News Now. July 13, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  41. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — David Hamman". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 9, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  42. ^ "Coffee with a Candidate: Elise Hatsuko Kaneshiro, Republican Candidate for Congress". Hawaii News Now. June 19, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  43. ^ Harlow, Casey (December 25, 2019). "'You Still Have A Job To Do': 2nd Congressional District Candidates Voice Opinions Of Gabbard". Hawaii Public Radio. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  44. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Michelle Tippens". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 9, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  45. ^ "2020 Election: Raghu aka John Giuffre". Honolulu Star Adviser. July 17, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  46. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Jonathan Hoomanawanui". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 10, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  47. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Ron Burrus". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 10, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  48. ^ "Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Byron McCorriston". Honolulu Civil Beat. July 10, 2020. Retrieved August 14, 2020.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates