May 3rd, 2008
01:20 PM ET
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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. Amir, NJ

    Hilary it is time to close the shop, We have made a beautiful sign for you that says GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!!!!. This is a gift to make it easy for you. EVERTHING MUST GO!
    All for the change. Go OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. rose, texas

    everybody acting like if obama wins his going 2 take them 2 live @ the white house, if he was 2 win he is not going 2 remember anybody that voted 4 him and u know that is antiamerican wife is either. poor supporter that can't wake up 2 realize that he is not strong enough to lead this country. i'm not against him because of his color, but because i know that he won't deliver as he says. i just want our gas 2 go down and a good health insurance. his all talk , but that won't get us poor people anywhere. go hillary....go hillary......

    May 3, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Lorna, NY

    Will Hillary go away now.

    May 3, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Keep it up

    I noticed how excuses are being made for Hillary left and right regarding Peter Paul who both Clintons were involved with – FACT. But Obama couldnt get the same treatment regarding Rev Wright....I have NO SYMPATHY...SHE AND BILL need to be tried and DRAGGED THROUGH THE MEDIA MUD just like Obama. No one cared then, no one should care now. I will HELP the Republicans in that effort any way I can. After all – we seem to LOVE politics as usual. Why stop now?

    May 3, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  5. nooohillary

    LG, maybe your dear sweet HIllary can help you get some education so you can learn grammar/ how to spell...

    May 3, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Flander Annapollis

    Doesn't matter what the results are. The media will report that Rev. Wright was seen at the store and then they will show clips of some of his sermons. Then they will have a poll , asking if you think Rev. Wright is hurting Obama. Meanwhile, in Iraq , April was the bloodiest month for our soldiers since September.

    May 3, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  7. Maj. Ramos (USMC)

    Great ! Let's ship Obama off to Guam!

    Sorry folks... Anyone who refuses to show respect to our National Anthem is not fit for the office of President and Commander and Chief of our Armed Forces - Period...

    WIth all the seperation and distance that Obama has recently made regarding Pastor Wright, yet his actions a year ago speak volumes of HIS character OR lack thereof.

    May 3, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. J. Carson

    For the life of me, I simply can't understand why anyone would vote for anyone for the office of the presidency who is viewed by 31% of the people as being "DISHONEST. " Talk about a continuation of the same old stuff!!!!!!

    And furthermore, why would we want to be about the business of building a "dynasty"...Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton? I find it hard to believe that with all of the millions of people in this country we can only find someone from either of these two families qualified (and I use this term loosely) to be President and careful, who will it be next, Chelsea of Jena?

    May 3, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. PA Voter 2008

    If nothing else, you Obamabots are entertainment. All of the "woo hoos" and proclamations of momentum and calls for Hillary to drop out....because of Guam?

    Buhawahahahahahah!!!!! ROFLMAO

    May 3, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  10. Cheryl

    At least it appears that the people of Guam have not been misled by the actions of Rev. Wright and others. I think it is incredibly sad how many are judging Mr. Obama by his minister while Hiliary Clinton walks around with a smirk on her face. Other white working women may find her the ideal candidate, however I am not fooled, and I find her demeanor appalling. Why can't many see through that exterior? Have we forgotten that she is the candidate that voted for the war and has never apologized? However, I suspect that when one feels they are perfect, it is difficult to admit making a significant mistake that has taken many lives. Where is your fine judgement, Mrs. Clinton. I am also tremendously disappointed in the media, and how they
    overdramatized and more importantly fed the action of Rev. Wright.

    May 3, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. avez

    Go Guam–good for you for showing the world you don't want a Democratic presidential nominee with fraud charges hanging over her head!! Since the media doesn't seem to be able to be bothered to report on Paul vs Clinton, a person has to wonder if there are any strong-arm tactics going on behind closed doors. People, do your research–don't vote for Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt candidate on the stage these days!

    May 3, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. B

    Would the media stop bringing up wright?

    Congrats on the win in Guam Obama!!!

    Your waking up the superdelegates to yoru Side Obama!!!

    May 3, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. Obama Is Racist

    Guam is NOT part of the United States of America and it is an insult to the People of this country that there is even a caucaus there. Oh, and to you Obama supporters who think he is just being blamed for what others have said.... go read HIS book, Obama is one of THE most racist people towards white people.. he even rivals Quanell X. Don't get me wrong, I don't like Clinton either. As it stands whether it's Clinton or Mccain or Obama.. we're still out of luck. I'd just rather not see someone as RACIST as OBAMA in the white house.

    May 3, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  14. Tobias

    Be sure to report any campaign violations by the Obama thugs.

    May 3, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. Dylan McLernon.

    Joe Lauscher you are being racist. Obama is winning because he is the better and most honest of the 3 candidates left and easily the more honest of the 2 democrats left. When he wins this primary, I hope there aren't Clinton supporters out there like you, that are simply voting because of skin colour.

    May 3, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. oblivious robot


    May 3, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Tom

    Wait wait. You need to tell me what to think. Where is the spin? I need to be fed the usual answers of how this will effect the presidential election. Don't all of the sudden stop helping me. We all depend on the media to tell us how to think...

    May 3, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. fred17

    Clinton is a liar. She is manipulative, narcissistic and dishonest to the core.

    May 3, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  19. robin marlow

    It is not only the US territory Guam but whole USA,and aboveall the WHOLE WORLD wants to see Obama as the President of USA.
    Not 4 more years of Bush who wants to stay in Iraq for 100 more years and said yesterday the men and women in uniform were sent to Middle east/Iraq war for OIL.Shame on you Mr.McCain.

    And Hillary is saying any thing and everything to get the attantion of the Superdelegates,because the math is not on her side.

    She was even in Bill O'rileys show ,Hillary are you watching sniper fire in GUAM airport TOO?

    May 3, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. emily

    he's up by 130 votes stupid. clinton supporters can't do math whatsoever it's sad. 899-769= 130.

    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. DRAGON




    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. steve Haweeli

    I am disgusted with Clinton and her supporters. Disgusted. And then try this out for size: Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush . . . Clinton?


    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Barbara

    got to love it when obama is ahead it's not news but if it's clinton it's a huge lead

    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  24. KS

    Based on the current trend of returns, Hillary will win Guam 53% to 47%.

    May 3, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  25. Carol

    Clinton voters–can you help me? I keep hearing you say Senator Clinton is more qualified than Senator Obama. Can you be more specific? I would love it if some could actually cite accomplishments–other than personal ones–that makes you believe this.

    May 3, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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