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. Former Republican for Obama

    This was supposed to be a hillary stronghold? She lost. What stronghold?

    May 3, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  2. JOSEPH

    At the end of the day Obama is unelectible versus McCain. The question at the end of the day is whether this reality will sink in. Sink in, one with media who want to hold up Obama as the great American dream or two, with the spineless democratic establishment, who would rather loose the election, than admit Obama is not quite there yet, because if they do they perceive that they will be perceived as racist.

    May 3, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  3. Susan,NC

    TOM HANKS ENDORSED BARACK OBAMA YAHOOOooooo!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  4. Sergey

    It was toss-up in Indiana week ago , and now its Hillary strong state.
    Obama was winning NC by 25%,and where is that 25% now?
    Obamamaniac's will cry...but country will win with Hillary.

    May 3, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Jason

    Why can't Hillary close the deal in Guam?
    She is unelectable!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  6. Rebecca

    This is how it was expected to turn out. With all of the super negative press Obama has had in the last six weeks or so while Hillary has idly been sitting back just watching it all, this is a good thing for Obama. The media is trying their darndest to drag this primary out as long as it can so they have something to talk about. If the media were honest and fair we would be hearing about BOTH of the canidates in this democratic race. Instead we are only hearing all of the speculation and hearsay about Obama. No facts, just speculation. Their are plenty of facts out there, but the media loves these tabloid like stories to report on.

    May 3, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. Patricia

    A WIN IS A WIN –gO OBAMA!!!!!! IGNORE THE HATE OUT THERE-THEY ARE JUST JEALOUS THAT IT IS NOT GOING THEIR WAY-HILARY IS ONLY PICKING UP YOUR CRUMBS ON HER HANDS AND KNEES- WHATEVER MORSEL SHE CAN GET...SO LET HER-AND WHEN YOU HAVE WON THE REMAINING CONTESTS, SHE WILL STILL BE CAMPAIGNING AND MAYBE HANGING ON YOUR AIR PLANE TO CATCH A RIDE TO THE DENVER CONVENTION-TOO BROKE TO PAY HER OWN WAY..... -SHE LIKE A FLY OR PEST THAT WON'T GO AWAY...

    OBAMA 08'

    May 3, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  8. Paula in WI

    Tom Hanks is supporting Obama.Theres a video on the Huffington Post.

    May 3, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  9. christy

    A WIN IS A WIN! TAKE THAT HILLARY FOR A CHANGE. EVEN IF OBAMA WON BY 1 VOTE, A WIN IS A WIN!

    May 3, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  10. JOSEPH

    On a clear day you can be moderated forever.

    May 3, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  11. Herman in LA

    A Little History on this Year Presidential Race.

    Hillary will lose out on two ends let me explain why thanks to Bill Clinton and the DNC. The democrat national committee knew Hillary was a polarizing figure to the American people and had lots of baggage that would be used against her in had she won the nomination for president and was their first choice and they the DNC had built this years election process around her.

    The DNC knew about Barack Obama when he gave his speech in 2004 and several high profile people including the Clinton's wanted Barack Obama to wait and run for president "8" eight years from now giving HRC a straight shot at wining the White house in 08 because they new the republicans would not have a chance in hell of taking the office again after a Bush administration.

    Now here is why Hillary will lose out on two ends, she could have had the chance to become the 1st women president of the United States Or 2nd The first women to become the 1st Vice President of the United States. Now she will lose out on both because she chose to run her campaign like a republican which could potentially damage the DNC.

    Obama / Governor Kathleen Sebelius

    May 4, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  12. Voter

    She is a liar.

    Both her and her husband lack morals and and have a distorted understanding of the word ethics.

    This is why they use campaign tactics that straight from Rove's playbook.

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  13. darren

    a win is a win, Hillary is going down plain and simple.
    Obama is a winner, will keep on winning, regardless of what u billary delusional people say!

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  14. Al

    My demographic – white – older – Christian – not blue collar. I like Rev Wright more than either B.O or H.C. Why? He shows character, tells it like it is, rests it on Christian principles, is not interested in Political correctness. Sen. Obama is absolutely correct when he says "Rev Wright and I share nothing in common". That's why B.O is losing support. He sacrifices all, including his Pastor, for Political correctness.

    May 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  15. darren

    by the way im so tired of those Wright frontpage questions on how much he affected Obama's campaign . GET OVER IT!!!!!
    you NEVER post anything i say anyway.....

    May 4, 2008 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  16. Robert - Portland

    And they say Obama supporters are the educated ones...?

    May 4, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  17. Sean, CA

    I don't see how the demographics favor Barack or know of any polls that showed him as the frontrunner, but I do know that Hillary was the only candidate to set foot on Guam. I'm baffled by the fact that Clinton supporters call Obama's base, a cult. Barack Obama has a lead in the popular vote, the most elected delegates, and the most states won, so he is clearly in the majority. On the other hand, Clinton has virtual no chance of winning, yet she continues to stay in and attack the likely Democratic nominee. Are you saying that America is just one giant cult, and that those clinging to the Clinton campaign are the only ones not part of this cult? Please take your negativity elsewhere...You can't blame CNN for wanting to keep this race going, just think how much this boosts their ratings. However, I do think it is time for the media and the Democratic party to stop delaying the inevitable. Lets stop doing the GOP's job for them, and start trying to regain what was rightfully ours (Gore?)!

    Barack Obama '08

    May 4, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  18. hillforce1

    so what there may be a complaint with some spoiled ballots to see wether they r spoiled or not! Hillary is still the best!

    May 4, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  19. obamanite

    now,everyone is bitter.obama says people are bitter,and everyone gets mad at him,even though it's true.bill gets bitter when he gets caught lying about 'the race card'.mccain gets bitter when people laugh at him cause he doesn't know who we're at war with.hillary's bitter cause she got called out for a bald-faced lie about bosnian snipers.obama's bitter cause the prior three mentioned,are still able to get votes because people will sell them for $28.

    May 4, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  20. Dan

    *"Don't ask, don't tell"

    *"I was really against NAFTA the whole time, but didn't want to impede my husband's Presidency"

    *"I know that no economists think it is a good idea, that it will cost up to 300,000 jobs in an economy that is already quickly loosing jobs, that it will only save consumers a maximum of $30 over the summer. that it MAY EVEN COST LIVES AS BRIDGES COLLAPSE AND THE HIGHWAYS FALL INTO DISREPAIR; but I will join John McCain in calling for a 'gas tax holiday' because I know it is a way to gain votes on the cheap."

    *"I should be able to get it wrong on arguably the most important vote that I have to make in my Senate career, and then just argue that I hadn't seen the NIE as an excuse...and also, the fact that I didn't read the NIE doesn't make me any less of an uninformed leader. Even though I didn't read that document, you should trust me as Commander-in-Chief".

    *"Though peak oil was getting closer and closer, we didn't adress America's addiction to, and dependence on, foreign oil with our 8 years in the WH because gas prices were too cheap. It isn't as if leadership really has anything to do with preparing those you are leading for the future, anyway."

    The preceding...has been the Bill and Hillary Clinton legacy. No, they did not say these things. If they had been honest...they would say these things.

    Dan-Il

    May 4, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  21. Ernest

    The old lady will be singing soon. I heard that the Clintons are resorting to prayer for a miracle. They will need their old time friend Rev. Wright. Do you know that Rev. Wright knew the Clintons before Senator Obama? The media has kept quiet about it.

    May 4, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  22. Shirley-Ohio

    Obama does not have anything to worry about, he already know he's got the nomination. Some much money being wasted that could be used on McCain.

    May 4, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  23. Ex Hillary Supporter

    IF OBAMA WON BY 1 VOTE GUESS WAT>>HE WON!!!
    A Win is a WIN! Sounds familiar lol!!!
    Knock it out the box O!
    We bringin this baby home for a landing!
    I think these people forgot Sen Hallirous Clinton needed to win EVERY remaining primary by at least 15% like 65/35 for her to even stand a chance... we told you this from Loooogggggggg ago. Are you guys seeing what Im seeing? She dont stand a chance! Oh well!

    May 4, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  24. Indiana Voter

    Folks, focus, focus, focus! Focus on the issues, not all of this non relevant stuff. Focus on the issues – economy, the war, gas crisis, social security, etc. All of this negative fighting is not going to solve these problems.

    These 2 candidates are like us. They have their good points and bad points. I happen to think that Obama has better character and leadership skills. Hillary tells us what she things we want to hear. Bottom line is nothing will happen to her empty promises.

    May 4, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  25. Steve

    I demand a recount!! j/k. This is a virtual tie which means that it helps neither candidates' cause. By the way, Guam is not a state, it's a territory. Some bloggers seem not to know the difference

    May 4, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
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