May 3rd, 2008
07:05 PM ET
10 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. Peter

    Well, actually the 7 counts means one extra (possibly two) delegate (super) to Obama (if this is the final result). Guam also voted for chairman and vicechairman. The winner from what i could see is
    Pilar Lujan and Jaime Paulino. Paulino has endorsed Obama and Lujan will endorse the winner. This is 2 superdelegates, one goes to Obama and one to the winner (which is likely to be Obama). In addition to this one super is appointed, they had 2 candidates which both had endorsed Obama.

    Guam has 5 supers in total. 1 has allready chosen Clinton, one is undecided and the last three wasn`t ready as of today. most likey ALL three supers will go to Obama.

    So even though the race was tight and pledged ended 2-2, Obama is likely to net 3 delegates from Guam which actually is significant.

    May 3, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  2. Venus

    Thank you Guam! Man... talk about too close for comfort?

    Keep going Obama and stay focus!

    We have won 31 states out of 46!
    We have about 4-more weeks and this show will be over!

    Don't trust Hillary...

    She got booooo last night in North Carolina lying about how she will work her heart out for you after she is dragged off the stage!

    May 3, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Sable

    Congrats Obama...

    Thank you Guam,

    Obama '08

    May 3, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. Democrat

    Obama might have won by 7 votes, but both him and Clinton get 4 delegates for the convention, so this really didn't do anything for anyone.

    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  5. Another Concern Citizen

    Please, change the headline. It's 7 points not 7 votes.
    YES So typical of CNN !!!
    Same as Paul vs Clinton, nothing on this site about it. Amazing!

    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. michael

    Guam is a territory. The point of this is?

    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. Edwin Lomax

    All the networks seem to be reporting Obama won by 7 votes. Whats the true story?? 7 vote or 7 points

    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  8. mario


    May 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  9. CA Chris

    And why is there a media blackout on the Paul v Clinton suit? At this point it must be seen as determinedly intentional. There's something very, very wrong going on here and I fear that Obama is going to be robbed of the nomination somehow. If so, there will be anarchy in the streets and I'll be in the thick of it.

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. meg


    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  11. Charlotte

    2254 to 2247 sure looks like 7 votes to me. Concerned citizen means what, it is not 7 votes it is 7 points????..

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  12. Fishers IN

    Obama wins Guam by seven votes. He should have won big but people are getting wise to his schemes.

    This is a very sad win as Obama spent the money and was the only candidate that had an office and staff on Guam.

    He won by only seven votes. People are beginning to realize that he is an elitist and a fade.

    Here is the address of his Guam office from his website:Hagåtña Office
    101 Chalan Santo Papa, Ste. 102
    Hagåtña, GU 96910

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  13. California Voter

    With only a seven vote win - what about a recount!! Actually, I'm surprised he didn't win by more as the caucus champion of this election. Guess his machine didn't travel to Guam to cook the books!

    GO HILLARY - 08

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  14. mario

    Concern Citizen IT IS 7 VOTES NOT 7 % , YOU STUPID IDIOT ,

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  15. Paulo

    Seven votes?
    Where are those days when Obama would get 70% of the votes?

    And seven votes does not look like a win to me. Both delegates are split even. Obama's momentum is gone... and the worse about it is that his momentum was finished by Obama himself. You can fool some people all the time... but you cannot fool everybody all the time.

    May 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  16. spinWatcher

    C'mon CNN
    7% not 7 votes.

    Way to keep it looking like a horse race.

    Clinton and the media are in cahoots in that they both need this democratic race look much closer than it actually is. Hillary is very smart and has been cleverly exploiting the media's need for a story (a horse race when there really isn't one). I'd vote for her if she weren't so morally and ethically corrupt.

    May 3, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  17. Sally - Baltimore

    Okay, not a big state, not a big delegate yield, but it still makes me happy. I have no idea how many people in Guam get cable news, but that may be a healthy thing.

    I decided some time ago to make my decision about the candidates based on what they say and not what their acquaintances or the media et al. say, no matter how many times they say it. Based only on his speeches and public appearances, I have come to believe strongly that Obama’s sense of purpose and way of seeing the world will invigorate our sense of purpose as a nation and make us feel proud of our country again. Obama can lead the nation to a finer, higher expression of its nature, as well as dispelling conflict between factions in this country. He would achieve this by inspiring people to rise above their differences to fulfill a nobler ideal.

    . Obama understands the American consciousness and can speak to Americans in a way that resonates at a very deep level of understanding. He has a knack for diverting attention to what’s really at stake and to elevate our vision to loftier goals. He respects the intelligence of the voter by speaking the truth, even when a distorted pacification (like the summer gas tax relief) might sell better. That takes courage.

    He has both the fire to inspire and the pragmatism and courage to change the very nature of our government. I truly believe that he will put the needs, will, and interests of the people over those of the power elite and wealthy lobbyists for health care, oil, military suppliers

    He has a universal appeal because of the blending of name, racial background, multi-cultural upbringing, and diverse education. This results in a person who captures the hope of the future for a multi-cultural world citizenry living in peace and unity.

    The biggest key to his success is the will of the people. If we stay focused on what really matters, sort through the hype and distortions (and encourage others to do the same) -to see who he is and where he stands on the issues.... we will be part of the force that guides and supports him in the successful transformation of our country. There is so much at stake. I respect him more every day. He has weathered the recent storms gracefully and without leaving the high road. I pray that the voters in the next primaries will keep their best interest in mind and that of the country, and not be diverted by distortions and propaganda. Go Guam!!

    May 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  18. Rich

    Why couldn't Clinton close the deal in Guam? Run with it now.

    May 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  19. Size10

    CNN may your headlines reflect the news of the moment! OBAMA won in Guam!!!

    May 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  20. Kay-Arizona

    Concerned Citizen....Obama had 2264 votes, Hillary had 2257 votes.
    thats 7 votes. or less the 2%. (2% would be 9 votes)

    Not 7 points. CNN is exactly right and if you think CNN favors Hillary, you arn't paying attention.

    Oh that's right, Im an uneducated Hillary supporter and it is you thats the well educated obama supporter..

    May 3, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. Jacob

    2,264 votes to 2,257 votes. Learn your math Obama Supporters. That's 7 votes not 7 points. This changes nothing. They'll both get 2 delegates each. However, come November Guam doesn't vote. Might as well give Iraq some delegates.

    GORE 2008

    May 3, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  22. K

    Obama was predicted to win big in Guam. Guess this proves his rock star appeal is down the toilet. America has woken up from the infatution and finally wants real solutions. I give Obama a fair chance but all he does is whine about attacks, attack other people's plans without giving any plan of his own, and say the same thing over and over about old politics while he deploys the same tactics behind the scenes. At least Hillary is trying to propose some type of immediate relief along with long term solutions that he has also copied. If you think Americans will drive more just b/c the gas tax is taken away, then you obviously think Americans are stupid and you should not be leading this country.

    May 3, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  23. incunabulum

    Concern Citizen: You're wrong!

    It's 7 votes, not points.

    May 3, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  24. Bob G.

    A Tremendous Victory – the tide and momentum has turned for Barry!

    Obviously the Guamans are not bitter or have heard of Rev. Wrong – do they have TV in Guam??

    May 3, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  25. KC

    here is the story for you all Clinton lovers. Bill Clinton came to Guam in 1992 (before his general election) and promised us that he will make a change to our voting system such that territorial votes will count in the general election. After 8 years of his service, he has absolutely done none of that and our votes still do not count in the general election. That's just one of the promises he made to us then. Now onto Hillary Clinton. She claimed that her husband has made promises to us and he acted on them. This is total BS.
    Onto another part, the long this goes for Democrats, the more momentum and advantage is for McCain. If McCain did win the general election in November, Hillary Clinton will be the one to blame for making the Democrats lose.

    May 3, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
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