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. April in Texas

    As Hillary says.. A win is a win 1 vote or 1 million votes.. Woot for Obama..

    Obama 08/09

    May 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. PA (small town) for OBAMA

    The important thing is OBAMA WINS!

    He's winning the pledged delegates
    Winning the MOST states
    Winning the popular votes
    Ahead in the National Polls (even if its by 1% -he's winning)
    Polls show he can beat John McCain
    He is now closing in on the Superdelegates (17 more to go)

    He's doing all of this despite coming off of the bad week.

    Indiana and NC – vote for OBAMA. When Hillary told that blatant lie about sniper fire and her daughter and husband went along with the story that told me all I needed to know about the Clintons. If she lied about that what else wouldn't she lie about. All of her tough talk means nothing. If she has so much power why didn't she get her Healthcare plan through congress when she was in the White House with her husband?

    May 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  3. NotThisTimeinNY

    Sen. Obama:

    Please help us here in New York!!

    Clinton can't deliver on her promises!!
    She promised Buffalo NY 200,000 jobs if we
    elected her - but we've netted a loss of
    (-30,000) jobs and another major plant
    (American Axle – Tonawanda) just yesterday
    announced it has to close!!!

    We can't afford 4 more years!!!

    Thank you for telling the truth!!!

    May 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  4. Bob

    Nicely done Guam.

    May 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. joe

    7 % not 7 votes.

    Go Obama

    May 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. Debra VonLindh

    A WIN IS A WIN MS. HILLARY- HEE HEE OH DONT WORRY GUAM SHE WILL SAY YOU DO NOT MATTER NOW THAT SHE LOST. THAT IS HER STYLE.

    GO OBAMA

    May 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. Jon

    7 votes. Whoopie. Might as well be a tie.

    May 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. steve

    Oh come on people, your guy went from a six point lead, to a 0.2 percent victory.....Admit the fact that this race was a tie! Stop thinking 7 votes opens the gates to 1600 pensylvania ave.

    May 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Lauren

    7 votes or 7 points????????????? CNN you need to rephrase this.

    Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  10. SHERRY

    Why is CNN reporting the PA win for Clinton and not the Guam win TODAY?

    May 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. Lynn in Iowa

    GUAM....YOU ROCK!

    May 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. tigerakabj

    7 Votes? Now I truly believe that CNN is working for the Clintons. No matter, Barack will be president for the next eight years. I sure am glad that the internet exists.

    By the way, you can make up for your extreme biasness by reporting on PETER PAUL V. CLINTON going on right now in California.

    May 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  13. KPO'M

    Fred C Dobbs, a big part of Clinton's strategy to win the popular vote is to do well in Puerto Rico, which has just as many electoral votes as Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands combined (read 0), so when she wins there, be sure not to count it, either.

    May 3, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  14. wed

    Imagine CNN, you never have anything good to say about Obama. I bet you are angry that Obama won Guam hence you intentionally saying 7 votes instead of 7% points. I know you wil not post this cooment. If Hillary Clinton won Guam, it will be your headline.

    May 3, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  15. Brian

    Obama also picked up one of the 2 super delegates from Guam and the other had pledged to vote for the winner so that would make 2 elected and 2 supers for him in Guam to Clintons 2

    May 3, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  16. Taddie

    Dear Concern Citizen,
    You're an idiot. He won by 7 votes.

    Obama: 2,264
    Clinton: 2,257

    May 3, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  17. 99Joel

    I just heard an either confused or ill-informed commentator on CNN refer to Obama's win in Guam as a Pyrhicc Victory, because they split the delegate vote. Clearly unclear on the meaning of Pyrhicc. Or perhaps it is just wishful thinking on this commentator's part. Maybe he just read what was on his teleprompter.

    The shallowness of American journalism is depressing. I forget who said it but it seems truer by the day: News is what the powerful don't want you to know about and everything else is publicity... or words to that effect.

    May 3, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  18. What happen to editing your headlines....

    Now is it 7 votes or is it 7 points? There is a big difference. Quality reporting is what we have come to expect from CNN!

    May 3, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  19. Joseph, Los Angeles

    A win, is a win! Congratulations Barack. Now; Is it 7 points or 7 votes?

    May 3, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  20. wed

    CNN, we demand that you change that Headline. 7% not 7 votes

    May 3, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. kim

    Please clarify...7 votes or 7 percentage points?

    May 3, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. James

    Concern Citizen – Obviously you can not read

    "With all 21 precincts reporting, Obama finished with 2,264 votes, or 50.1 percent. Sen. Hillary Clinton got 2,257 votes, or 49.9 percent. "

    Momentum is obviously on Clinton's side as he was not only supposed to win but win big here. 7 votes easily questionable recount issue.

    May 3, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  23. Nikita D. Williams

    YOUR HEADLINE IS INCORRECT BY 7% NOT 7 VOTES! WHO IS TYPING THIS? A PROFESSIONAL NO DOUBT?

    IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THE ANCHOR PEOPLE ARE DOWN PLAYING OBAMA'S VICTORY.

    THE ANCHOR PERSONNEL ARE SETTING A POOR EXAMPLE OF BEING AN ADULT.

    May 3, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  24. Victor

    It was 7 votes – 50.1% to 49.9%. Clinton won 61% of the votes in the largest village, Dededo.

    May 3, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  25. WHATTHEPEOPLEWANT

    The stats nor do the numbers equal to 7 votes. What is wrong with CNN?????

    May 3, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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