May 3rd, 2008
01:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama holds Guam lead with largest precincts still to be tallied

 Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in Guam.
Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in Guam.

(CNN) - Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in Guam's Democratic presidential caucuses with votes from the largest of the island's 19 villages still to be counted, according to a Guam election official.

With 12 out of 19 villages reporting, Obama has 899 votes (53.9 percent) compared to 769 votes (46.1 percent) for Clinton.

The presidential candidates are battling for Guam's four pledged delegate votes. A total of eight delegates will be elected, each with half a vote at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

Also on the ballot Saturday was the race for chairman and vice chairman of the U.S. territory's Democratic party. The winners of that race will serve as superdelegates. According to the election official, the slate of Pilar Lujan and Jaime Paulino currently leads the slate of Joseph Artero Cameron and Arlen Bordallo. Lujan remains uncommitted in the race for president while running-mate Paulino has endorsed Obama. Both Cameron and Bordallo have endorsed Clinton. Incumbent chairman Tony Charfauros and running-mate Mary Ann Cabrera are currently in third place. Neither has endorsed a presidential candidate.

Although called “caucuses,” Saturday’s event in Guam functions more like a party-run primary. Voters cast secret ballots in polling places, as opposed to publicly aligning themselves in presidential candidate preference groups which occurs in more traditional caucuses, such as in Iowa and Nevada.

Polls closed in Guam at 6am eastern time, and vote-counting is expected to continue well into the afternoon. Guam is 14 hours ahead of eastern time.

soundoff (197 Responses)
  1. Vig

    Guam? Are these blue collar workers?

    May 3, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. paul oregon

    go obama a win is a win right billary ? at least gaum hasnt sold there vote for a maybe gas tax hoilday. we need change

    May 3, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. James

    YES, GUAM!!!!

    This is so SWEET!!!!

    Take that Hillary!!

    May 3, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Griff

    Bore Wreck Obama... Oh MaMa! Kill the Pain, and Vote McCain

    May 3, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. LG

    Hey, guest what! “Barack” has brought change to this election…he’s an all American politician… he has brought change to his accomplishments… I guest most people that you ask about his accomplishments answer is I don’t real know…Ops, o yea he brings “Change”. Go Hillary… at least you have a plan to bring this country along with its U.S. Territories were we need to go.
    LG

    May 3, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. David Sattanni

    If all Obama supporters are like the ones that comment here, they seem to be Hillary and/or women bashers and come across with a very negative attitude.

    There's absolutely no reason why Hillary deserves this kind of treatment.

    You would be complaining if the shoe was on the other foot.

    So much for a change, so much for a new kind of politics.

    Carry on Obama Supporting Hypocrites.

    If you don't believe in what he's saying, this word of "Change" and "equality", then why are you all supporting him?

    Unbelievable.

    May 3, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Chris

    I'd like the headline to read, "Poll: Despite Obama's slide, Clinton get absolutely no additional support." and "Why doesn't support for Clinton grow."

    Clearly she has all the support she is going to get and 45% (unchanged in the past month) just isn't going to get her the nomination.

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. sage bill

    Let's get the facts straight. Obama is TRAILING in popular vote. The citizens of Florida and Michigan who voted do count. This is not Algeria where you can dismiss the votes of citizens. The Obama supporters who pollute these web sites are idiots who closely resemble the idiots who scream hysterically at Oprah Winfrey shows. The best thing that could come from a Clinton nomination is the silencing of these morons.

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Jason

    Guam doesn't count unless there is win for Hillary there.
    If she doesn't win the nomination, she will probably say the entire primaries doesn't count.
    Liar, liar pant suit on fire.

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. nancy

    GOOOOOOOOOOO OBAMA!

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. justobserve

    "if i see one more comment about the peter paul case PLEASE GO READ ABOUT HIM before you comment. HE IS AN EX-CON DRUG DEALER LOOKING FOR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He also was CONVICTED IN CUBAN EXTORTION deals, so bag it"
    So, why did the Clintons accept money from him? Not only that, they covered it up that is why he is suing them.

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. Kristy4Barack/Alabama

    Let's Go Obama , since Hillbilly said your out of touch. And what Hillary need to realize is everyone counts!!!! Not just people in big states. Barack was prepared from day one, to run the entire race. Remember Hillary was suppose to have this thing rapped up in Super Tuesday. We all are Americans and all of our votes, and voices counts. Big states and small towns,and territories. Obama 08 thanks for running the full course and being prepared.

    May 3, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  13. LG

    Hey, guest what! “Barack” has brought change to this election…he’s an all American politician… he has brought change to his accomplishments… I guest most people that you ask about his accomplishments answer is I don’t real know…Ops, o yea he brings “Change”. Go Hillary… at least you have a plan to bring this country along with its U.S. Territories were we need to go.

    LG

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. The Clinton Chronicle

    CNN IS CORRUPTED, LET'S GET PEOPLE DENOUNCE THIS.

    OBAMA IS BREATH OF FRESH AIR AND MANY PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT. THEY ARE SO USED TO DOING THINGS THEIR WAY, AND GOT USED TO WATCHING OTHERS SUFFER THAT THEY THINK IT'S OK FOR OTHERS TO STAY ON THE SIDELINE.

    OBAMA IS AHEAD AND THE ONLY THING THAT CAN CHANGE IT IS NEGATIVE POLIC AND THE MEDIA.... CNN IS ONE OF THEM.

    OBAMA 08

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  15. Florine R Kelly

    Voting in Guam for Presidential Candidates!. What a waste of time and money. They are not part of the US, therefore they should not be allowed to have ANY delegates.

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  16. faye

    KIM, MAYBE THAT IS WHY THE CLINTONS AND PAUL BECAME CLOSE. YOU THINK

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. PJ

    The problem with caucus states is that they grant many more delegates per vote than do primary states. for example Obama gets 320 delegates from 390,000 caucus votes (more than 8 delegates per 10,000 votes0 while Clinton (for example , the same applies to Obama) gets 1332 delegates with 14,300,000 votes, about 1 delegate per each 10,000 votes. The problem is that the ratio of 8 to 1 makes the whole thing a joke and illegitimate to a large degree. Both Obama and Clinton have nearly the same number of popular votes with the small differences not justifying the advantage in delegates. Democrats need to clean their act, this is the best way to help Republicans win.

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. Joe Reg

    It is either 3 delegates for Senator Obama or the best Hillary can do is break even ei; 2 , 2 each, I think she will get 1 out of 4. and it is over.

    Who gets the momentum now.

    She will surrender for sure. Now that it is over.

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. Kristy4Barack/Alabama

    Let's Go Obama , since Hillbilly said your out of touch. And what Hillary need to realize is everyone counts!!!! Not just people in big states. Barack was prepared from day one, to run the entire race. Remember Hillary was suppose to have this thing rapped up in Super Tuesday. We all are Americans and all of our votes, and voices counts. Big states and small towns,and territories. Obama 08 thanks for running the full course and being prepared.

    May 3, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  20. DAN

    Obama is trailing McCain by 6 points, He's just not electable in Nov. Hillary is dead even with McCain and has the best chance of winning in Nov. Guam is irelevent and no surprise to anyone.

    May 3, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  21. Puffy

    Go Obama!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  22. Josie Wa

    Maybe he'll win even though the media is trying to destroy him. CNN the worst MSNBC-not far behind. Have lost my respect for both. It is clear the media intends to ruin him. The question -what 's the motif- just money(ratings-corporate America) or political bias (corporate America) Was that not Hillary touted as corporate America's friend on fortune 500?The cable media has been on Obama for a month. Nothing about the magnet company that went to China supported by Clintions, nothing about Paul VS Clinton case, nothing about the Clinton Library Archives. Nothing about Hillary's attacks against Move On. Org WHO SUPPORTED her husband during impeachment . Nothing about Hillary's secret right-wing prayer fellowship in the White House.

    May 3, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  23. mitch from ark.

    another landslide win for obama!we love guam!we just can't find it on a map.....sigh... oh well a wins a win,right ,hillary?bye-bye,now.perhaps you have time for another duck hunt,or maybe another exciting vacation to bosnia?you could go shopping for some new clothes.oh,i forgot ,YOUR RUNNING OUT OF MONEY!!!!well, i guess you still got your gas tax savings to fall back on.can you even get a new pantsuit for $28?maybe you can borrow some of bill's free trade speech money?maybe your die hard supporters will cough up some more ,wasted,campaign donations,and leave you a little extra,to buy a dress.

    May 3, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  24. LG

    Hey, guest what! “Barack” has brought change to this election…he’s an all American politician… he has brought change to his accomplishments… I guest most people that you ask about his accomplishments answer is I don’t real know…Ops, o yea he brings “Change”.

    Go Hillary… at least you have a plan to bring this country along with its U.S. Territories were we need to go.

    LG

    May 3, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  25. dcb

    O Guam A !!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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