In the second printout, released at around 8:30 p.m., Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell continues to lead challenger Charles Djou.
Caldwell now has 82,499 votes (52.5%) versus Djou’s 70,495 votes (44.9%). His percentage dropped by just a few tenths of a percent.
“We like the trends. We like where it’s going,” said Ray Soon, Caldwell’s chief of staff. “His response to the community was, ‘There’s a lot more work to do, I’d love another four years, and I’m looking for your vote.'”
Djou’s campaign says the night is still young.
“We expected to be a little bit down in the walk-in voting, but it’s still early. There’s still a lot of time to go,” said Liz Guthrie, Djou campaign spokeswoman. “Typically we do much better in day-of voting and walk-in voting.”