May 3rd, 2008
07:05 PM ET
7 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
soundoff (297 Responses)
  1. nanichi

    I thought Berry was suppose to blow Hillary out of the water in Guam. Opps appears people are finally waking up to what kind of person he is.

    May 3, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. Derrick S. Douglas

    This is a joke right? That's right Obama...win the REALLY important states why don't you. This is so funny to me...GUAM??? Who cares.

    May 3, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. Ohiobo, J From Vancouver, Canada

    Obama was supposed to win by landslid, his star was be setting. If Obama can not win Guam handily, I say it is the begining of the end for his presidential campaign. Mark my word, if the Democrats are foolish enough to nominate him, there will be a President John McCain. It is my considered view that emotions aside, Obama is not ready to lead, Obama is not ready becuase he does not have the experience and judgement to lead the most powerful country in the world. On the other hand, Hillary the fighter will get the job done.

    May 3, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. ainnj

    no, it's 7 votes.

    May 3, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  5. Matt of Ohio

    momentum? from Guam? and its only 7 votes so the delegate difference remains unchanged GO HILLARY!

    May 3, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Jim

    Congrats to Sen. Obama! But 7 votes, big deal! She won 250,000 votes over Obama on Pennsyvalnia last week. She will win Indiana and might be even N. Carolina.

    I'm sad and regret to say that I voted for Obama on Super Tuesday. If I know what I knew then...I would have voted for Hillary. Take advantage of the opportunity of going late N. Carolina & Indiana. Let your voices heard!

    May 3, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. JBB

    CNN has not been fair to Senator Obama. If it was Senator Clinton by 7 votes they would have blasted it all over their web site and by the way, they need to take Rev Wriights picture down, he is not running for President. He is old news that you can't use! A win is a win, that is what Senator Clinton says and now the winning streak is cranking back up and the motor is in full force, yes we can! We can make a difference regardless of CNN, MSNBC,ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS!

    By the way Sen Clinton's horse "Belle" did not win today at the Kentucky Derby. Remember the race is not given to swift nor to the strong but he that endures to the END!!

    May 3, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. RB

    OK Guam Superdelegates. Now ,that you know what HRC thinks of Guam's importance, and you know what your constituents think, come on over to the Obama Team!! There's plenty of room for you.

    May 3, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  9. Rom, NY

    Hey CNN, first of all it's not 7 votes it's 7 points ahead, change your headlines
    Second of all, do your job by reporting this :
    MAY 3, 2008
    NM Party Chair Brian Colón Endorses Barack Obama; Delegate Countdown: 277 To Go
    Earlier today, New Mexico State Party Chair and superdelegate Brian S. Colón endorsed Senator Barack Obama, citing Obama's ability to bring new voters into the process as well as the positive campaign Obama has run. State Party Chair Brian Colón said: Barack Obama has proven to inspire a movement that has brought a record number of people into the process. He's proven to be a candidate who can compete and will fight hard to expand the…

    May 3, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. ellianna

    THANK YOU GUAM!! CONGRATULATIONS TO BARACK OBAMA AND COMPANY!!!! SEE YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE ON JANUARY 20, 2009!!! YES WE CAN!! YES WE CAN!! YIPEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. Jay

    Talk about a close race..lol

    Even the Kentucky Derby wasn't this close. In the strangest of circumstances that could only bring about the closest of races, Hillary Rodham Clinton finished with 49.9% of the vote of the Guam Democratic Caucus, just 7 votes shy of Barack Obama's total of 50.1%. While Obama led for the vast majority of the night's tallying, Clinton needed a strong finish in the municipality of Dededo, Guam's most populous village. And she did – gaining 61% of the 822 votes counted by the Democratic Party of Guam.

    Note: these are unofficial, uncertified results as tabulated by the Democratic Party of Guam. The DPG also noted a high number of spoiled ballots in Dededo.

    May 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Andrea E-Atlanta

    Now what kind of a title is this for a lead story. CNN you have got to come up. I really enjoyed CNN Election Center but now, I'm being turnoffed. Why not just say, Obama wins Guam. Why the mention in the title...by 7 points. This is so typical of the media. Still no news of Peter Paul, or the plant in Indiana that she and her husband had shipped to China. Where is that information? Isn't the news media supposed to report the news so that citizens can make informed decisions? CNN, I don't want to believe that you have become just another biased sensational news service.

    May 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  13. Avery, America

    CNN is going so low. The world knows what your intentions are, but Obama will rise above the Biased media. You purposely stated 7 votes instead of 7 points or 7 % to manipulate the result. Shame on CNN, FOX & MSNBC

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. Gail

    Yeah right drop out because of 7 votes and 2 delegates. Obamanites are reaching.

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  15. king from toronto

    7 votes??????????? or 7 points????????.come on now cnn!!!!!!! why did'nt cnn put the numbers in the article.like u always do!!!

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  16. Johnny

    7 votes... What's that's supposed to imply? Why couldn't you just say that he won – period. You've never mentioned vote numbers before.

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  17. gene

    Its wonderfull! Jack Cafferty can on Monday ask "why did Clinton lose by 7 votes" and Gloria, Jeff and Martin can chime in and say that it just goes to prove that Clinton does not have any support and should get out now. This was a election that Obama was supposed to win 60 to 40, but "hello" its seven votes. Maybe Cliinton should ask for a recount? Obama can not win the general election. He has hanging his neck, Wrightgate, Rezkogate, Ayersgateand Bittergate, with more to be added on in the future. Wize up and vote for Hillary!

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  18. CA Chris

    However this plays out, in years and elections to come, occasions will arise when he pundits will say. "it's Guam all over again!"

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  19. JP SW

    RUN Obamites...RUN. He couldn't do it! WON'T DO IT ON TUESDAY!

    YES!

    YES! YES INDEED!

    WAY TO GO, GUAM.

    WAY TO GO HILLARY!

    OBAMA IS DONE!

    TUES WILL BE A DISASTER FOR HIM.

    May 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  20. MD

    7 votes or 7 POINTS?

    Why is CNN "changing horses in midstream? Why is CNN selling its integrity to generate advertising revenues in this shameful way?

    May 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  21. dawson

    CNN it's 7 percent lead not 7 votes. Losing credbility. I am ok if this is not posted.

    May 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  22. sashman

    which is it 7 votes or 7 points?

    May 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. JLPR

    Its a tie =P just 7 votes of difference. 2 delegates for Hillary and 2 delegates for Obama
    I got nothing else to say =)

    May 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Justin

    7 votes... thats just... funny. There is no point in recounting the result, the outcome would be the same 2 delegates each. Why does Guam even call it a caucus, its a secret ballot vote (aka Primary) with the direct result tallied.

    May 3, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  25. yak

    This is so sad. Even Guams votes are that important. Osama needs to drop out now before he bruises his ego at the convention.

    May 3, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
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