May 3rd, 2008
07:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama wins Guam by 7 votes

(CNN) - Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes. Obama and Hillary Clinton will split the U.S. territory's four pledged delegate votes evenly, with two apiece.

More to come.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Delegates • Guam • Hillary Clinton
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  1. Amber from NC


    May 3, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. Jacob

    A 7 VOTE victory in Guam is significant but a 9-point win in Penn is nothing? Stop drinking the koolaid.

    May 3, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  3. Neutral

    All I can say, Moveon, daily Kos, huffington didn't work in Guam. Obama machine for caucus drowned in the pacific ......LMAO!!!

    Obambi's cult followers was saying, their leader will get all the delegates. I be darn! He only won by 7 votes in spite of the FACT the governor of Guam endorsed him.

    Obambi!!!!! Yo bro! The natives are gettin' restless, they want to put you in a huge cauldron and cook ya!!

    Even a small island in the pacific CAN SMELL THE STENCH OF OBAMBI FROM THE MAINLAND..........THAT'S BAD NEWS!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  4. Lou from Houston, Tx.

    Just in case CNN happens to read this comment, I want you to know that I'm a big fan of your network. But I've been disappointed lately at the apparent biased headline reports about Obama. Lighten up will ya?

    A win is a win. There was no emphasis on HillBill's win in Pennsylvania...BY 9 POINTS instead of the CNN-reported 10 points. He wins another victory but by 7 votes or was it really by 7 points CNN??? Did you... "mis-report"? Whatever.....a win is a win!!!

    I still love ya CNN.
    OBAMA '08

    May 3, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  5. Judy jones

    Ok CNN, get of the Rev Wright bandwaggon.Let's let Barack Obama get on with the America's problems. Yes 7 votes makes a win. Go focus on all the Hillary Clintons lies and deceits. You have never heard Barack throw Whitewater,Black panthers, Bills affair and impeachment in her face. He is the good guy for the job.

    May 3, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. Darryl

    A win is A Win if Obama won by 100. It would still be the same.

    She did get all the the nice people of Guam with her lies. She now want to give them voting rights?

    May 3, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Charlotte

    This is just going to cause the delegate to ponder why he only won by 7 votes when he should have won by double digits? They have to know Rev. Wright will play into the general election big time. No more caucuses, little private box where you won't be labled a racist if you don't like Obama. I'm sure the Obamas will say he lost because he was black. He will lose because he sat around listening to anti-american sermons for 20 years and then lied about even hearing them. Threw his grandmother under the bus, then threw Uncle Wright under the bus when it became politically necessary. Missed 40% of the US Senate votes including the one about Iran. Never held a meeting on Afghanastan in over 15 months of being the chairman of the committee on Al qaeda in Afghanastan. A real go getter this Obama. I can see the great changes he would make..NOT

    May 3, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. Mark Stewart

    Obama finished with 2,264 votes to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 2,257 votes – a 7-point difference. Obama never trailed from the first vote count on.

    Here's the takes, Winner first:
    Ordot (37-18), Maina (19-22), Inarajan (151-87), Asan (46-33), Chalan Pago (55-87), Santa Rita (87-73), Mongmong (102-81), Hagatna (28-29), Barrigada (158-166), Merizo (36-33), Piti (49-51), Sinajana (131-89), Agana (108-105), Mangilao (194-155), Tamuning (192-193), Umatac (27-24), Talafofo (76-52), Yigo (224-211), Yona (104-98), Agat (127-141), Dededo (509-313).

    Dededo is the most populous village of the American island of Guam.
    According to the U.S. census bureau estimates, Dededo's population was 46,000 in 2004. The 2007 population estimate for Guam is 173,456. This caucus vote involved 2.6% of the American Island of Guam.

    Obama won 14 of 21 districts. Most districts that were won by Clinton were by small margins, excepting Dededo, where most of Guam's elementary schools (5) are located. Evidentally, the cultures of deprivation and poverty favour elittist leadership, something that human beings have known for thousands of years.

    May 3, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  9. makka

    HE won by just 7 votes, not 7 points, We need to send the concerned citizen back to pre school to teach him how to count.
    STUPID PEOPLE like CONCERNED ....... is a downfall of the country

    May 3, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. ShannonL

    Under Gov. Richardson rules...

    Hillary really won Guam!

    May 3, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  11. Jody Reno, Nevada

    just goes to show that there are 50% plus 7 people who are totally brainwashed...stupid, in Guam!

    Go Hillary!

    May 3, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Ash Sadek, Madison, USA

    7 votes or 7 millions. The bottom line is Obama won the majority of the votes. Goooooooooooooooo Obama

    May 3, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  13. tomyodell

    Guam counts. But Michigan and Florida dont. What a lark!!

    May 3, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  14. kendal N.C.

    concern citizen, First of all learn how to SPELL !!! (CONCERNED)...
    It's 7 votes, 7 people. Not 7 points....If you don't what the hay you are talking about, then just be quiet... Obama was projected to win handly in Guam...what happened ??? hmmmmmmmmm.. People are finally seeing him for what he is...A LIAR AND A RACIST...
    Hillary will pull off an upset in North Carolina....Just wait and watch.

    May 3, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  15. San Jose





    May 3, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. am

    spin spin spin your web, if you won by 7 votes you would being saying a very different story. Call it evern and shut up

    May 3, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  17. JLPR

    People search well before commenting he won by 7 votes not 7%

    Also read the info in the blog and the comments =)

    May 3, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. Sas

    Only 7 votes?


    May 3, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  19. aham


    You could at least try to conceal your bias for CLINTON a little better, I know this race has gone on too long, but lets not get carried away, and not even bother to edit articles before posting them.


    OBAMA -08

    May 3, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  20. OO

    Great win for Obama. Especially since Clinton tried to pander to voters in Guam by promising them the right to vote in general election. What individual would not like that opportunity? I'm not saying they should not be given that opportunity, but do you really think Clinton is`thinking about the best interest of the Guamnians ?

    May 3, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. chris

    cunning obama is praying 7 votes into .. 7 points .. sad to see those dumb obama fans still believed in trinity liberal theory teaching.. 7 votes r 7 pontssss? are all obama supporters belonged to black teaching too.. lol

    May 3, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  22. DEB

    I want to know how could Obama go from winning by 7% WITH 95% reporting to winning 50%-50% and by 7 votes. CNN, why did you take this off of the screen for more than 2 hours and came back with this mess. I'm sorry, I DON"T BELIEVE THIS MESS! I SMELL SOMETHING!

    May 3, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  23. Michelle

    You was 7 VOTES.

    It is not a mistake in the headline.

    May 3, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  24. Martin from Los Angeles

    FYI – Guam is a caucus territory so I don't know how many actual votes a win by 7 means. In any event, irrelevant! Obama won!

    May 3, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  25. Obama Supporter

    This wasn't actually a caucus, it was a primary but they kept "caucus" as a name, i agree that a 7 votes victory isn't a landslide, but it's no one other than Hillary who said that a win is a win, Bush won by 500 votes, the important thing is that he ended up at 1600 Pennsylvania Av. so Clinton might lose the election by 7 votes, but she lost, there is no prize for close to 1st place.
    PS: there was a large turnout in elderly voters in Dededo, and please Mark if you're running for president you have to be an elitist, if you don't think you're the best, then i don't think you should be running for the highest office in the free world

    May 3, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
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