|2012 POLLS (Obama vs. Romney)|
2010 Census Reapportionment: As has been the case since 1964, Hawaii will remain at 4 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Hawaii, the 50th state, joined the Union in August 1959. The state had three electoral votes in the 1960 election, and has had four ever since. Hawaii is “blue”, having voted Democratic in every election except the 1972 and 1984 contests, when the state gave wins to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, respectively. (In those two landslide elections, the Democratic candidate won only one state plus Washington, D.C.) In 2012, native-son candidate Barack Obama pummeled Mitt Romney by a 71% to 28% margin.