Neil Abercrombie won every House district in the state in his blowout victory Tuesday, except for one: James “Duke” Aiona‘s hometown.

Civil Beat’s geographical analysis of the election results — 242 precinct reports and 109 separate sets of absentee ballot data — shows that Abercrombie’s 17-point win wasn’t limited to a particular region, though there were areas of relative strength and weakness.

In addition to Aiona’s 52.3 to 47.1 percent win in the 40th District — Royal Kunia, Makakilo, Kalaeloa and his home in Kapolei — the lieutenant governor came close in two other districts and could end up ahead when final vote results are certified. Abercrombie won District 43 (Ewa Beach) and District 46 (North Shore) by just three votes apiece. More than 14,000 votes were cast for governor candidates in those two districts combined.

In general, the neighbor islands were friendlier to Abercrombie than Oahu was — counterintuitive both because the reverse was true in his primary fight against former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and because Abercrombie represented Honolulu for 20 years in Congress.

Abercrombie earned 61.4 percent of votes in Hawaii County [pdf], 60.3 percent in Maui County [pdf], 58.9 percent in Kauai County [pdf] and 56.6 percent in the City and County of Honolulu [pdf]. Six of the seven most successful districts for Abercrombie are on neighbor islands. The following chart is sorted from highest Abercrombie percentage to lowest.

District-by-District Results in the Governor Election

District County Region Abercrombie Aiona
5 Hawaii Puna, Kau, S. Kona, N. Kona 67.3% 31.7%
13 Maui Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Hana 66.3% 32.5%
4 Hawaii Puna, Pahoa, Kalapana 66% 32.6%
9 Maui Kahului, Wailuku, Paia 65.7% 33.6%
29 Honolulu Sand Island, Mokauea, Kapalama 65.3% 34.3%
3 Hawaii S. Hilo, Puna, Keaau 65% 34.2%
1 Hawaii Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo 64.9% 34.3%
22 Honolulu Moiliili, McCully, Kaimuki 64.7% 34.7%
20 Honolulu St. Louis, Palolo, Wilhelmina Rise 64.5% 35.1%
24 Honolulu Manoa, Manoa Valley, University 64.3% 35.3%
2 Hawaii S. Hilo, Kaumana, Keaukaha 63.8% 35.6%
21 Honolulu Kaimuki, Waikiki, Diamond Head 61.8% 37.5%
26 Honolulu Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl 61.3% 38.2%
35 Honolulu Pearl City, Waipahu 61.2% 38.3%
30 Honolulu Kalihi Valley, Fort Shafter 61.1% 38.4%
25 Honolulu Tantalus, Makiki, McCully 61.1% 38.2%
8 Maui Wailuku, Waihee, Waikapu 61.1% 38.1%
12 Maui Makawao, Olinda, Pulehu, Kula 60.8% 38.2%
14 Kauai Hanalei, Kapaa, Waipouli 60.4% 38.7%
34 Honolulu Newtown, Waiau, Pearl City, Waimalu 59.9% 39.6%
36 Honolulu Pearl City, Momilani, Pacific Palisades 59.9% 39.4%
27 Honolulu Nuuanu, Puunui, Liliha, Alewa Heights 59.9% 39.7%
15 Kauai Lihue, Koloa 59.6% 39.8%
16 Kauai Niihau, Lehua, Koloa, Waimea 59.5% 40%
48 Honolulu Heeia, Haiku Valley, Kaneohe 58.5% 40.9%
42 Honolulu Waipahu, Honouliuli, West Loch, Ewa 58.4% 41.1%
31 Honolulu Moanalua Valley, Moanalua, Salt Lake 58.2% 41.3%
33 Honolulu Aiea, Halawa, Aiea Heights 57.4% 42.2%
28 Honolulu Palama, Downtown, Chinatown 57.3% 41.9%
39 Honolulu Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Poamoho 57% 42%
51 Honolulu Lanikai, Waimanalo 56.7% 42.8%
19 Honolulu Waialae, Diamond Head, Kahala 56.4% 43.2%
23 Honolulu Waikiki, Ala Moana 56.1% 43.3%
37 Honolulu Mililani, Waipio Gentry 56% 43.6%
32 Honolulu Pearlridge, Aiea, Pearl Harbor 54.8% 44.7%
10 Maui Lahaina, Kapalua,Kihei 54.7% 44.3%
41 Honolulu Waipahu, Village Park, Waikele 54.6% 44.8%
18 Honolulu Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Kahala 54.5% 45.1%
45 Honolulu Waianae, Makaha, Makua 54.3% 44.6%
7 Hawaii N. Kona, S. Kohala 54.3% 44.8%
49 Honolulu Maunawili, Enchanted Lake, Kaneohe 54.2% 45.1%
11 Maui Makena, Wailea, Kihei 54.1% 44.9%
17 Honolulu Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai 54.1% 45.5%
38 Honolulu Mililani, Mililani Mauka 53.4% 46.1%
50 Honolulu Kailua, Kaneohe Bay 53% 46.4%
47 Honolulu Laie, Kaaawa, Kaneohe 52.9% 46.6%
44 Honolulu Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili 51.7% 47.6%
6 Hawaii N. Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona 51.3% 47.8%
43 Honolulu Ewa Beach, Iroquois Point, Puuloa 49.8% 49.7%
46 Honolulu North Shore, Schofield, Kunia 49.6% 49.6%
40 Honolulu Royal Kunia, Makakilo, Kapolei, Kalaeloa 47.1% 52.3%

Source: Civil Beat analysis of election results

Hawaii House district numbers can be seen on this map. They are the black numbers not inside a box. The numbers inside boxes are Senate districts. The pink numbers are U.S. congressional districts.

Source: Hawaii Office of Elections

The data analysis also showed that Abercrombie performed almost exactly the same in absentee voting (58.8 percent) as in election day precinct voting (58 percent).

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