May 3rd, 2008
07:49 PM ET
7 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
soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. carmen

    Didn't the Clintons say that nothing except big states count? Wonder why some in Guam wasted their vote.

    May 3, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  2. lynette

    to all obama supporters, thank you!!! One united America. We will rise together!!!

    May 3, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  3. Roy

    And lets not forget why Obama won the Texas Caucuses. Locking out Clinton supporters is cheating ;)

    May 3, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  4. Martha, Long Beach Peninsula, WA

    Obama won even in light of the constant and obvious help the press has given to the Clintons.

    May 3, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  5. lynette

    to all obama supporters, thank you!!! One united America. We will rise together!!!

    May 3, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  6. Roy

    So you little Obama cheerleaders, go celebrate your 7 VOTE win XD

    Remember how many thousands of Hillary voters got turned away in Texas, and how many MILLIONS of Hillary votes werent even counted in this Primary season.

    Idiots.

    May 3, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  7. Spectacles

    There are a lot of people who post here that do not understand why Florida and Michigan lost their delegate rights.
    It has to do with positioning. Florida and Michigan tired to position their states ahead of others thinking that they would get better representation for the state if they chose the candidate. They wanted to be the great deciders so their states would benefit from the outcome down the road.
    The DNC said no fair. If they had stayed where they were Guam may not have even had a primary this year. So the officiials in Florida and Michigan are why Guam got to vote and they did not.

    Its that simple and its right. States would be moving their primaries all over the place trying to position their voters to get the most bang for the buk and if Mich and Fl get away with it then other states will try too.

    This should have been sorted out before the primaries started and if Hillary were concerned about it she could have tried to do something about it before they voted, not after. Especially since it makes her look very bad to have kept her name on the ballot.

    May 3, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  8. Marjorie, Florida

    Where is Dean and company in the results of Guam?? This fishy smell is cause for concern. CNN, biased and subjective.

    OBAMA for the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  9. KC Atlanta

    To confirm with Scot c, you are absolutely right about clinton's supporter like sharron,they are the most confuse,delusion,wrong thoughtful,lies and foul players folks.

    This is from my little girl jennifer go Obama u rock.

    May 3, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. Jim

    Congratulations! Guam has voters who followed the Democratic Party primary rules and voted Sen. Obama is taking the high road.

    We haven't heard much from Soledad or Roland this week. Soledad understood what Rev. Wright was saying. Roland still has his radio voice. The negative press purposely dominated.

    May 3, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. Lourdes

    Why does CNN feel the need to begrudge Obama of his win? Hillary was supposed to win by double digits in pennysylvania but Obama cut that lead Way down - funny how you guys didn't qualify her win with that detail. Bill's 1994 Telecommunications Act, which consolidated the media and put it in the hands of just a few corporations, has paved the way for a right wing agenda and his wife's presidency. It's no coincidence that Bill and george bush senior are buddies, that the NC republican party is running ads against Obama (on hillary's behalf, obviously, since McCain isn't running in a primary there on Tuesday), Rush and Ann Coulter are stumping for Hillary, and she gets away with continuous lies and pandering to the lowest common denominator in America.

    May 3, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  12. Sarah

    CNN so pro-Clinton. OBAMA 08'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  13. Sharon

    Nice comment, Meg….do you realize that poor horse DIED today right after the race????? Please don't be mean like that...

    May 3, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  14. Get Real

    The people didn't break the rules either in Florida or Michigan...the politicians broke the rules but yet the people are getting punished!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. young

    go Hillary 2008!

    May 3, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  16. Snowcat

    How can anyone with in their right mind think that this race is over. People are still voting for Hillary in such large numbers that it should be clear that Obama cannot unite this party much less the country. A split in delegates should tell us something.

    May 3, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  17. Snowcat

    How can anyone with in their right mind think that this race is over. People are still voting for Hillary in such large numbers that it should be clear that Obama cannot unite this party much less the country. A split in delegates should tell us something.

    May 3, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  18. Tracy

    A win is a win even if it is by one point!

    Obama '08!

    May 3, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  19. Rich in Texas

    Congratulate Hillary for losing by only small margins while she is behind by 130 delegates with only 9 races to go!

    May 3, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  20. Alan

    How hard is it to do the math:
    even if Clinton wins NC by 1%, and wins ALL other remaining states by 60-40 margins AND gets 60% of ALL remaining superdelegates, then she still can't overtake Obama. And all of these scenarios are highly unlikely.
    It's over.

    OBAMA 08

    May 3, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  21. Mary

    Would that not be 7%? If it was Hillary you would say percent and not votes.

    May 3, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  22. Jason, San Diego

    Barack Obama is so far from being an elitist. He's a self-made man. He is the American Dream.

    Even if Obama were an elitist, which he isn't, would it matter? Who the hell cares? Isn't a presidential race supposed to be about who is the better candidate?

    Hillary Clinton is more privileged, she's equally educated, and she has similar experience. How is she not an elitist? Because she panders to the crowd and tells them what they want to hear, rather than what they need to hear?

    May 3, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  23. Ezstreet

    Obama wins......and as the Shrill says...a win is a win!

    He's got a whack of Super D's that will come out on Wednesday....bye bye Clintonistas..........

    May 3, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  24. akueteh

    we sick and tired of rev. wright's news,dig the clinton's too, u know they have a closet full of it........................................

    May 3, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  25. North Carolina

    Actually, the vote is not yet certified: there is going to be a recount next week do to missing ballots. No one has won Guam yet.

    May 3, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
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