HONOLULU - Some landslide victories in Saturday's primary election - and some surprises, too. Political analyst Neil Milner weighs in on some of the races and tells Island News that although incumbency is the best way in, it doesn't mean you can't lose at all. 

He deems State Senator Brickwood Galuteria's loss as one of the biggest surprises of the night. "It was a big surprise to all of us. A lot of these things involve local issues and local networks that you don't know about unless you're really involved. The best guess I have about that one is that she's been around, she's a community activist, she's been involved in community boards, she has her own network and was able to make that work. Again, Galuteria lost by a lot; that was surprising! That wasn't even a close election," opines Milner.

Did low voter turnout help particular candidates? Milner says it's difficult to tell and depends on who turns out to vote.

"It is true that- at least in the latter polls- in the last poll about Hanabusa and Ige, Ige was doing better among Japanese-American voters and older Japanese-American voters. Those are people who turn out, so it may have had some kind of effect. The rest of it is really hard to know at this stage."

According to the fnal printout early Sunday morning, only about 38.6 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the primary election.