May 3rd, 2008
07:49 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama edges Clinton in island squeaker

(CNN) — Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes.

With all of Guam’s precincts reporting, Obama won 2,264 votes (50.1 percent) to 2,257 votes (49.9 percent) for Hillary Clinton, his sole remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama led the vote count throughout the day and had a 52.7 percent to 47.3 percent advantage over Clinton by late afternoon. Clinton then won the sole remaining precinct - Guam’s largest village of Dededo - by a 61.9 percent to 38.1 percent margin, which brought her to within 7 votes of Obama in the overall tally.

Polls closed at 6 a.m. eastern time Saturday, but vote counting on the U.S. territory took over 13 hours to finalize.

Obama and Clinton will split the U.S. territory's four pledged delegate votes evenly, with two apiece.

The win gives Obama his 31st victory of the campaign, including his win in the Texas caucuses in March. Clinton has won 16 contests, including the Texas primary.

The battle for the Democratic nomination next heads to Indiana and North Carolina, which both will hold primaries on Tuesday.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Delegates • Guam • Hillary Clinton
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  1. Fishers IN

    Obama wins Guam by seven votes. He should have won big but people are getting wise to his schemes.

    This is a very sad win as Obama spent the money and was the only candidate that had an office and staff on Guam.

    He won by only seven votes. People are beginning to realize that he is an elitist and a fade.

    Here is the address of his Guam office from his website:Hagåtña Office
    101 Chalan Santo Papa, Ste. 102
    Hagåtña, GU 96910

    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  2. Peter

    This means 3 superdelegates for Obama and NONE to Clinton. Pledged 2-2, total 5-2 to Obama.... The superdelegate lead for Clinton is shrinking each day now, it is under 15....

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  3. Bridgette - PA

    Thanks for letting us know. Can you update everyone regarding
    Paul Vs Clinton? Inquiring minds want to know.

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. Penny

    How you like me now?

    GO HILLARY!

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. Sharon

    Hey Oreo....BO NEVER lies......March in Selma got me born...lie...go check the dates!....An article in Time changed my life....no article exists....I had no idea about my pastor....wait, I need to denounce him....liar....Congressional votes...soooo many lies....Kennedy's brought his father to the US....sorry, but his father was ALREADY here by the time the Kennedy's got involved in the program...LIAR!!
    Soooooo MANY lies...
    GO HILLARY!!!!
    Seeing that BO has won other caucuses by 60-70%......THIS IS A GREAT MOMENTUM BOOSTER FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!! ALSO, GUAM IS NEAR THE PHILLIPINES........HE SHOULD HAVE HANDILY WON THIS CAUCUS!!!
    YAY, GO HILLARY!!!!!!! SHE IS CLEARLY GAINING THE MOMENTUM!!!!!

    BTW...Obama supporters who are getting really desperate....The guy/chick who doctored the "War Room" video better get a really good lawyer....:) I really would be worried if I were you! And the people who are putting up the bogus info smearing Hillary with the fraudulent peter paul crud, you better be careful as well.......:)

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  6. Montana is Obama Country

    The win gives Obama his 31st victory of the campaign, including his win in the Texas caucuses in March.

    ....................YIPEEE.......!!!!!

    ........A .... WIN.... IS... A... WIN..... (sound familiar)

    .....................Yes.. We.. Can...

    ........Change.. You CAN.. Believe in.... in 2008

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. SB

    Woohoo!

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. melisa

    yeah her will won take 2 or 1. loser to obama sink

    May 3, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  9. Sharon

    HOW FUNNY!!! HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CREAM HER HERE!!!
    Hey Oreo....BO NEVER lies......March in Selma got me born...lie...go check the dates!....An article in Time changed my life....no article exists....I had no idea about my pastor....wait, I need to denounce him....liar....Congressional votes...soooo many lies....Kennedy's brought his father to the US....sorry, but his father was ALREADY here by the time the Kennedy's got involved in the program...LIAR!!
    Soooooo MANY lies...
    GO HILLARY!!!!
    Seeing that BO has won other caucuses by 60-70%......THIS IS A GREAT MOMENTUM BOOSTER FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!! ALSO, GUAM IS NEAR THE PHILLIPINES........HE SHOULD HAVE HANDILY WON THIS CAUCUS!!!
    YAY, GO HILLARY!!!!!!! SHE IS CLEARLY GAINING THE MOMENTUM!!!!!

    BTW...Obama supporters who are getting really desperate....The guy/chick who doctored the "War Room" video better get a really good lawyer....:) I really would be worried if I were you! And the people who are putting up the bogus info smearing Hillary with the fraudulent peter paul crud, you better be careful as well.......:)

    May 3, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  10. Bob G.

    WHAT A VICTORY !!!! Congratulations to Landslide Barry!

    Hopefully you'll win Indiana and N.Carolina by more than 7 votes.

    May 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  11. Sharon

    Go ahead and TRY to count this as a WIN!!!! THIS IS A STRONG COME BACK FOR HER!
    Hey Oreo....BO NEVER lies......March in Selma got me born...lie...go check the dates!....An article in Time changed my life....no article exists....I had no idea about my pastor....wait, I need to denounce him....liar....Congressional votes...soooo many lies....Kennedy's brought his father to the US....sorry, but his father was ALREADY here by the time the Kennedy's got involved in the program...LIAR!!
    Soooooo MANY lies...
    GO HILLARY!!!!
    Seeing that BO has won other caucuses by 60-70%......THIS IS A GREAT MOMENTUM BOOSTER FOR HILLARY!!!!!!!!! ALSO, GUAM IS NEAR THE PHILLIPINES........HE SHOULD HAVE HANDILY WON THIS CAUCUS!!!
    YAY, GO HILLARY!!!!!!! SHE IS CLEARLY GAINING THE MOMENTUM!!!!!

    BTW...Obama supporters who are getting really desperate....The guy/chick who doctored the "War Room" video better get a really good lawyer....:) I really would be worried if I were you! And the people who are putting up the bogus info smearing Hillary with the fraudulent peter paul crud, you better be careful as well.......:)

    May 3, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  12. nicole

    It's getting out in here...
    Thanks, Guam....

    May 3, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. hoang, UC Berkeley

    It's a caucus, and Guam has similar demographics with Hawaii.
    THIS IS ALREADY A WIN FOR HILLARY.
    SHE'S A FIGHTER.
    AND SHE FOUGHT HARD.
    Give her the credit.
    Comparing Guam's caucus with Hawii, this shows a big sign that the tide has turned for her.
    AND COME ON, SHE WON THE BIGGEST VILLAGE!!!!!
    WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT HER ABILITY TO WIN IN THE GENERAL ELECTION?
    Post this, CNN!!!

    May 3, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  14. judy parrish

    just seven votes, you go Ms. Clinton, who could ever deny that indeed this is a victory for you as well. Keep on keeping on victory and the White House is most defintely in sight.
    We love you in North Carolina

    May 3, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  15. K

    Obama was predicted to win big in Guam. Guess this proves his rock star appeal is down the toilet. America has woken up from the infatution and finally wants real solutions. I give Obama a fair chance but all he does is whine about attacks, attack other people's plans without giving any plan of his own, and say the same thing over and over about old politics while he deploys the same tactics behind the scenes. At least Hillary is trying to propose some type of immediate relief along with long term solutions that he has also copied. If you think Americans will drive more just b/c the gas tax is taken away, then you obviously think Americans are stupid and you should not be leading this country.

    May 3, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. Eric

    This may not make a difference in delegates, but Hillary's huge, monstrous 1 contest winning streak has officially been snapped. BE SMART, NC AND IN!

    Obama '08

    May 3, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  17. CNN is a Clinton lacky

    CNN seems upset that Obama won, how disturbing is that!!!

    Instead of putting his picture on the first page, they put rev. Wright, and then they put a picture that centers on a Hillary poster that is way bigger than the Obama poster in the back. I'm not big on conspiracies, but if this doesn't tell you that CNN wants Hillary to win some support so that the race can go on longer and help their ratings, then I don't know what does.

    Get a life CNN!

    May 3, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  18. ChicoSez

    How does Guam rate 4 regular and 4 super delegates with less than 5000 people voting in the primary. Something is wrong here. This is not proportional representation at the national convention. Shouldn't California get 1000+ delegates for their millions of votes? Can someone explain this?

    May 3, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  19. kingsley

    cnn trying to down play the win.

    rick sanchez and lou dubs all racist

    May 3, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. Venus

    Thank you Guam! I waited all day for this one because it was close!

    I'm glad Obama won even if by only 7 votes! Had this been the other way with Hillary – CNN and the other news-media -this story would be major head-lines!

    OK. – sooooooooooo! For you Hillary supporters – Obama has won TWICE as many states as Hillary and you can lie and say that she can beat Mc Cain and the so-call big states! If she can't beat Obama how can she beat Mc Cain!

    This is great news for Obama! Hey CNN – how come you have not included any news about Obama's endorsements for today?

    Also – regarding Ohio and Penn that Hillary won-
    Check this out-- Hillary won Ohio by 10% and Penn by 9.2% – so this means the Pastor-Gate and Bitter-Gate didn't have an impact on Obama considering Hillary had a 33+ lead!

    Yes we can and yes we will...

    May 3, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  21. Michael

    I love it Obama wins in Guam and All CNN can post all day is how Wright affects the campaign...It's a dead horse lets focus on the issues! Pathetic really trying to taint the race so you can continue to get more headlines, it really is a sad state of affairs. It really is now wonder people get sick of politics, politicians and the news that covers them. Congratulations Obama, hopefully Indiana follows suit and North Carolina will stay in his column. Maybe just maybe we can end this race and get ready for McCain in November.

    Okay off to endless moderation or deletion, just like all my other comments.

    May 3, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  22. Y

    There are over 17,000 white Americans on the island of Guam, the majority of them living in Dededo. Obama held his ground and came out the winner despite the unfair negative press. Thank God that at least half of America has some intelligence left. Obama has won 15 primaries and 16 caucuses. Hillary has won 15 primaries and one caucus. Obama has been doing well in both primaries and caucuses.

    Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. MC, PA

    Operation "Chaos" failed.

    May 3, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  24. marcia

    CNN should play all negative comments, example Haggee about catholics,as many times as they have spent on Wright. You demonstrated your ability to see life from your elitists position of power and your ability to suppress and expose whats good for you.

    May 3, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  25. Tyler, NJ

    Great Job Hillary!
    Good Showing Obama.

    7 votes. 7 people made a difference.

    Democracy at its best.

    May 3, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
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