BY HAWAII REPORTER STAFF — A large primary election turnout of 276,957 voters — 40.5 percent — ended with a big win for Neil Abercrombie over Mufi Hannemann in the Democratic governor’s race.
Abercrombie received 134, 955 votes or 59.4 percent to Hannemann’s 85,891 votes or 37.8 percent.
Abercrombie will now face Republican candidate Duke Aiona on November 2.
Aiona received 40,351 or 93.2 percent of the Republican vote.
Peter Carlisle won the Mayoral Special Election with 74,346 votes or 38.7 percent.
Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell came in second with 66,596 votes or 34.6 percent.
Panos Prevedouros, the only candidate who ran against the construction of a $5.5 billion rail, finished in third place aith 36,310 or 18.9 percent of the vote.