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. norm

    CNN and the rest of the Billary Hillbillies will try to steal this for Hillary but don't worry America for the youth shall set you freeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Hillary Clinton Supporter

    Hillary Clinton has no experience or qualifications to be president.

    She cant win against McCain, or anyone else.

    I am just being honest. I am a Clinton supporter, but we Clinton Supporters all know "The Truth About Hillary".

    She cant win and she should drop out.

    May 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. dmw

    Come on people, its Guam! You Obama supporters make it sound like Obama is winning California or something. He may win in Guam, it may also win in North Carolina, he may get the nomination, but, he will never win in November. Left-wing Liberal Democrats never win the Presidency. Since Obama has been exposed and know he is just a politician like everyone else, he no longer holds the aura of being some super human and people are no longer falling for his BS. So let the Democrats lose in November if the superdelegates decide to give their votes to this loser and liar.

    May 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. Barbara

    Mrs. Clinton has brought a lot of good to us American Women. Mr. Obama knows first hand about the so called suspension about the gas tax, he tried it and it didn’t work so he is right!! We need to fix our problems not gutter ball them.

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Mark F

    I'm glad to see CNN has figured out how rounding works. Interesting that they couldn't apply the same well-known math rules when Hillary won PA by a single digit.

    Hypocrites. Especially you, Josh Levs.

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. chaz

    Anyone heard the Wright NAACP speech ??? Wright is NO anti-american, wright has just won the 26% independent vote obama needs to win the presidency. The indies are not as stupid as the Dubya right

    May 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. Steven

    Sarah, you really ought to read the dozens of message boards on large democratic sites around the internet. Obama supporters there have driven off thousands (literally) of Clinton supporters with their hate. It's dangerous to split people into good and evil.


    May 3, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Anne Armstrong

    If Obama does win the election in November, he will need all of the support he can get to put his visionary ideas into practice. I too believe in bringing the nation together instead of remaining divisive. I too believe that we have more in common than we realize. I too am sick of the gimmicks and games of not only politics, but business etc etc.. Two years ago I wrote Hilliary and asked her to consider running for president. Although neither candidate is perfect, I am now disappointed in Hilliary.
    Whatever, I wish both presidential candidates the best. And my goodwill extends to Mr. McCain as well.

    May 3, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Barbara

    gotta love how it is that i cant say anything about the gender issue that Clinton keeps talking about

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Randle Bate

    Hillary should tell Bill that should he experience an erection lasting more than three days he should seek immediate medical attention – or call Monica.

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  11. LXG

    As goes Guam, so goes the nation! Go Guambama!

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Jason

    Voters are not decieved, if people can be held responsible for the actions of they know, then Hillary is unelectable by simply being the wife of Bill Cinton.

    May 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. Julien Kalubi Lukoji

    For the 1st time America is about to make one of the biggest change the world can expect. Obama is Honestly the man of the situation, and only haters, and people refusing the change can go against the voice of reason. This senator does not even know how big his name is right now, the world is watching the movement, and i'm greatful to be alive and witness it.
    The world is behind the voice of reason..Do it hard Senator Barack Obama...""YES WE CAN""

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  14. Veronica in CA

    If the Democrats used the Republican primary system, this nomination would have gone to Hillary months ago. According to the most recent analysis, Hillary would beat McCain by 40 electoral votes, whereas Obama would lose by over two dozen. That's a fact.

    We need an electable nominee. Obama is a fatally flawed candidate. He hasn't won a primary since February 22.

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  15. twoshakes

    If experience counts then vote for Barbara Bush for president. Go Obama!

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  16. Roger

    For past the time of day Bill used a cigar. What will Hillary use?

    May 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. doodle

    O-GUAM-A 2008!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. John

    I have no intention to vote or support Hillary. if she is not playing fair her own election, how she can play fair my interests?

    She sold her soul to the devil to be in power at any cost. She is even willing to sell American peoples interest just to get elected

    May 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  19. Jatovi

    It is still very interesting to me that no coverage was given to the fact that Hilary Clinton said the "US army would oblitirate the Iranian Forces" which cause for the government of Iran to write the UN expressing their displeasure with her comments. The government of Iran also expressed that they would retaliate if they felt they had been attacked.

    So why would I vote for someone who is causing even more tension with other countries? Bush anyone?

    May 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  20. Sarah

    CNN you are more sensational news than a real news station. I've become increasingly disappointed by your headlines and stories that are not focusing on issues. Enough with Wright...Citizens are worried about gas, groceries, health care and the war.


    Obama '08

    May 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. phe

    Please locate this speech, and read it. Sen. Clinton has made references to this speech at some of her rallies.

    On the Iraq War...
    THREE DAYS BEFORE the vote, on October 2nd, 2002, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama delivered a compelling speech, pleading with the Senate not to make the disastrous decision of letting George W. Bush go to war with Iraq (unfortunately, Sen. Hillary Clinton didn't heed his warning). Being older, for some of us, does not make us wiser, just old.

    May 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  22. linda-Texas

    There is no pot of gold at the end of Obama's rainbow.

    The reality is a vote for Senator Obama now is a vote for John McCain in November.


    May 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. clinton

    Is it just me or does most of the people who post comments on here sound like little immature children?

    May 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. Anonymous


    May 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  25. Barbara

    ” we all bleed the same, dye the same, have some similar common ground with our own trials. Everyone owns their own thoughts and bad judgments.

    May 3, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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