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. Barbara

    I have seen Mrs. Clinton tirade around picking out women even a filly trying to make this campaign about gender and that is where the race card comes in. yes a lot of us seniors are still a little weary about color but it shouldn’t matter

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

    Who's the puppet? If anyone is it would be McCain and Hilary. McCain due to his loyalty to Bush and that means big oil, big contracts for his buddies in Iraq and lots of favors owed to special interest.

    Hilary, well just on the public records alone, she has been involved in so many shady deals that would have anyone else in jail for decades.

    There is one thing that dissapoints me about Obama.. that is he seems not to understand that the federal reserve is a private cartel of banks that prints a dollar bill for about .20 cents and then sells it to the government at $1 dollar plus interest.. and that without the Federal reserve private bank our taxes would be 5% and still cover what it covers now or at least go for real infractructure instead of interest to the feds currently at 48million per hour!!!

    I wish Raun Paul would get more airtime.

    Obama is the best choice.

    ME.

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

    Funny how PA was called for Hillary with just 3% of the votes reported, but the press just drags their feet calling this one for Obama.

    May 3, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. Bernard

    Go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. sheila

    Oh please -if the guam were mostly women it woud be Hillary.
    sheila-utah

    May 3, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. The Obamanator!

    McCain = Clinton = Yesterdays gasbags.

    Obama is the way forward.

    Reclaim the Presidency for Americans in 2008. Be the change!

    Vote Obama!!!

    May 3, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. rose, texas

    if obama gets the nomination we can always write john edwards name in . hillary ...08

    May 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Barbara

    cnn will not call this race in guam untill its 99% but if Clinton was in the lead like obama now they would call it

    May 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. sandy

    Isn't it is time we have an intellegent person in the White House after 8 years of the worst president ever? That intellegent person is Barack Obama. Hillary is a known big liar. Not only the Bosnia lie, but that her father took her hunting or took her to work in the factory (where are those family pictures?). I can't believe that anyone believes her lies. We are in a war because of lies. Wake up America do we want more liars in power?
    Forget about any predjudices you may have and think about your own well being. Please Indiana and North Carolina let's vote Obama so we can get on with healing this country and our credibility abroad.

    May 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Annette

    I pray that my family members in Guam will support Obama. I have tried calling all of my family members, even some that I may not know to let them know that this Chamorru family here in the NC and in KS support OBAMA. We are just tired of all the lies and politcal mess that the Clinton's are doing and saying to sabotage Obama. He is the right person for the job, not McCain or Hillary!!!!! Hafa Adai to all the Chamorru's

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Roslyn

    Obama will bring the country. DOWN , DO you realy want a muslem in the white house VOTE FOR HILLARY she has a better chance to beat Mccain than Obama, but if the democrates had any brains they would draft John Edwards.

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Barbara

    all my comments are very well put but cnn refuses to post them Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. KPO'M

    Actually, Kim, 3 times as many Guamanians participated in the polls this time as in 2004. Note that it is a closed primary (Democrats only), and many of the "100,000" are military personnel who vote in their home states, so a turnout of 3,000 is actually a good sign.

    Obama's up by about 171 with 14 of 19 villages in. Naturally, if Clinton pulls this out, it will be by about the same margin or less, so it isn't too much either way. However, it is a psychological boost, and clearly both candidates felt it was worth making some effort.

    May 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  14. Lori McMaster

    So here we go again. Another rigged caucus. What do the Hawwian people call us Houies, something like that and the Black people hate us so what next. No wonder he has more votes. People better wise up because it is getting pretty apparent how they feel about white people. Mybe it would be good to boycott all ther resorts in these places and see how there ecomony goes down since they hate so much. As far as Obama he is a liar, con, criminal and ya we sure are going to have a change!
    Lori L McMaster

    May 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. tiger

    Hillary should quit.

    May 3, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  16. OBAMA 4 President

    CNN Get your act together, you're reporting the results incorrectly. Results are as follows on 5/3/08:

    OBAMA: 1747 = 1493 pledged delegates + 254 superdelegates.
    CLINTON: 1607 = 1333 pledged delegates + 274 superdelegates.

    CLINTON IS BEHIND by 140 total dels, GET OVER IT!!!!

    OBAMA NEEDS 278 additional dels to win
    CLINTON needs 418 additional dels to win

    CNN publish this to give the people accurate information to make good decisions.

    May 3, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. Mark F

    The reason the Republicans aren't attacking Hillary is because she's doing their work for them. The longer she stays in the race, the better McCain's chances become. As Obama Girl mentioned, she voted with McCain on the Iraq invasion and agrees with McCain on the stupid gas tax plan. Not to mention the fact that she and McCain agree on attacking Iran ("bomb, bomb bomb" for McCain, total obliteration for Hillary). If you Hillary supporters can't see that you're supporting a Republican, I don't know what can be done for you. But please–try to wake up and see what she's doing. She can't beat McCain. All she can do is help McCain beat Obama.

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

    CNN you are pro clintons, and you think that all over the world people are idiots. Small island people are smarter than ..........You know why?
    Because they dont watch cnn but 'youtube' for truth.

    May 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Allen L. Buzzard

    OBAMA HOLDS GUAM LEAD: 4:05 a.m. Sunday May 4 local Guam time — After 14 districts have been counted, Sen. Barack Obama maintains a lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic caucus, with about 54 percent of 2,230 total votes counted thus far according to Guam Pacific Daily News' latest update. YEAH! GO OBAMA! YES, WE CAN.

    May 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. hrao

    Obama supporters are out in force blogging? Do they work for a living at all? If he wins Indiana may be Obama can survive. If not he is toast. His supporters will be silenced.

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

    Did you guys know that the Los Angeles times wrote an article
    that said one of Hillary's strong supporters set up the the Conference
    with the News Media to have Wright speak. That truly explains why
    He came out just before the Indiana & North Carolina Primaries.

    The Clintons are just low down and dirty, winning is all that is important. Bill really wants another shot at the White house, and
    Hillary thinks she is entitled with her arrogrant self.

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

    Syntax– The rules of a language that show how the words of that language are to be arranged to make a sentance.

    Grammar– The study of the rules of the use of a language.

    Spelling– The writing of a word with all necessary letters present in an accepted standard order.

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

    I am so sick and tired of this Wright mess (ugh), I don't know why you newscasters/people etc. are still reporting this mess.
    Go Obama...........all the way.
    er

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

    Hope lives in the Obama campaign!!! Gooo OOObama!!

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  25. J.Onofre -CA

    CNN should project Barack Obama winner.

    May 3, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
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