May 3rd, 2008
01:20 PM ET
7 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. richard

    Lets go Guam lets go. Support Hillary.

    May 3, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Answer This One !!!!

    Why Is It Most Everyone Connected With Obama Has An Anti – American Idealogy ? . Including His Wife ! . Obama Draws These Types Of Radicals To Him Like A Magnet .

    HILLARY CLINTON 2008 !!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. elvie

    I suppose you obamabots think guam is just as important as ohio and pennsylvania. Obama should step down for the good of the country.

    May 3, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Bryan

    Time for the Clintons to concede to the better candidate. She can't win the nomination based on pledged delegates or number of states. If Obama wins either state Tuesday (by any margin) they need to end this charade so that we can begin to work on McCain and the Republican machine.

    CNN – Report on Paul vs Clinton before more races go by without the information of the continued Clinto corruption.

    OBAMA '08

    May 3, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. Peter

    Why did anyone bother with primaries and caucuses in these strange little places and little states. None of these places matter...Hillary told me so!
    The only votes that matter in America are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida (until they vote Republican by mistake) and Indiana (until Tuesday).
    Hillary is 3 for 4 in the only primaries that count and it will be a clean sweep!

    Move the whitehouse to Scranton!

    Go Hillary/David Dukes '08

    May 3, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Jr

    25 vote lead for Obama... Itll be 2-2 delegates, and so far I believe Hillary has 2-1 in superdelegates from there and 2 uncommited...

    May 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. NotThisTimeinNY

    IN and NC - look beyond loyalties ... your local politicians are beholden to Billary because they owe the Clintons ... make a clean start - break away from the madness - think of the nations children and future generations ... the time to change is upon us ... Obama '08 ... our future needs real change!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Wise

    Great...
    Hope Indiana will follow...We need to turn the page and concentrate on McCain
    Go Obama

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. Roslyn

    DRAFT John Edwards !!!!!! If the democrates had brains they would.

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  10. Riff Raff

    I write this in response to "The Clinton Chornicle" writer in regards to CNN being corrupt. Yes, you are right. Which is why CNN stands for "Certainly No News".

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Jack

    Barack will be the next President.

    Sorry Hillary, no chance for you. Not even in Guam

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. After further review,Texas

    I dread to think of what Walter Cronkite would say about the political news coverage that is taking place today.People trusted his reporting and he took them to task for lying.He gave the most honest and fair opinions that I can remember.

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  13. Lana, California

    Don't worry Hillbots...in Goldilock's alternative universe, Guam doesn't count because its a caucus state AND its small. Never mind that the wholesale disenfranchisement and dismissal of their voices results in the silencing of Military personnel and their families and support people.

    Plus, they are not a "real" state with no right not vote in the GE! I'm therefore surprised that she even considers Puerto Rico a viable contest.

    May 3, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. Kevin Miller

    This race must be getting tight if everyone is worrying about 4 delegates. At the end of the day nothing will change and both Clinton and Obama will still be stuck where they are now.

    May 3, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. Puffy

    Let the new Generation shine. Obama is the new I Pod of politics !!!

    May 3, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. Eric . K. Appiah-Odame

    Obama;

    Your resilience in times like this is showing. Indeed you are the true president to be. Hilary is forcing to become president but it is not her God's destiny. She can't win and so she finds the dirty tricks to let it work for her. If you had trailled this much, you could have been forced to drop out of the race long time ago.
    The Lord is in control and He knows it is your time. No man can chage the course.

    Eric.K. Appiah-Odame

    May 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. Indiana is ready for something to believe in

    hey Indiana voters.... get a copy of GLOBE at grocery or convience gas station and read the real story about hilary and her secret life style.
    you will be astonished and let down if you were supporting her.
    true story as portrayed by her closest friends.

    May 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. Sarah

    I continue to be amazed at how ugly the comments are from Clinton supporteers and how biased the media is against the Obama campaign. Although I admit I have seen a couple of disturbingly angry statements from Obama people, they're not nearly as ugly as the vitriol spewing from the mouths of HRC supporters. It's enough to make an undecided, sane person edge toward Obama. I'd hate to throw my hat in with a bunch of scary people full of hatred.

    May 3, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. Obama Girl

    I'm a white working Catholic mom, college educated, raised partly in England, born in Indiana, living in Florida... If you can't see what Obama is trying to do for this country and that Hilary is a pandering, lying politician of the old school who will say, do and be anything to get your vote, you need to go back to school and learn how to use your brain. Who voted for the war in Iraq? McCain and Hillary. Who voted for the short-sighted and ultimately stupid gas tax break? McCain and Hillary. Who pretended she landed in Bosnia under sniper fire? I'll give McCain credit for not being such a big liar.
    Get past your prejudices, get past all the media BS, read Obama's autobiography if you are still clueless about what the man in all about, and do what's right for your children. Vote Obama.

    May 3, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. Roslyn

    VOTE FOR HILLARY!!!!!! or vote Mccain

    May 3, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  21. Marg in NC

    I've stopped listening to much of the CNN news programming....sensationalism, drama, accusations, efforts to stir conflict......what ever happened to reporting the facts. Obama is winning and will win it all. Face it.

    May 3, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  22. jed

    As to the writer who is upset that Clinton supporters are often labelled as "racist" and "stupid".

    Have you thought about why they might do that? Have you looked in the mirror lately?

    May 3, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Indiana is ready for something to believe in

    indiana voters get a copy of GLOBE AND READ THE REAL STORY OF HILARY AND HER SECRET LIFESTYLE
    I FEEL PORTRAYED
    Copies are at grocery outlets and convient stors nationwide

    May 3, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. Jr

    If the trend continues Hillary is going to win Guam, as the more rural votes come in, she is leading in these areas, and looks to take the lead with the last 6 distritcts... either way, it will be 2-2 for pledged, and the supers will decide who gets more, it looks to me the uncommitted will be going towards the winner, this could be a 4-1 super delegate day for Hillary.. May 1st She took 6 supers to Obamas 2, yesterday she took 1 super he got none, and if this continues she will gain 3 on him today.. If I were an Obama supporter I would be very nervous right now..

    May 3, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Kate

    Obama is who can save America
    , Hillary is a lier and do whatever to become president .

    May 3, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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