May 3rd, 2008
04:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Showdown in Dededo

(CNN) – The outcome of the Guam Democratic presidential caucuses will come down to the votes of one village, Dededo, the territory's largest voting precinct.

With 20 of 21 precincts reporting, Barack Obama leads the contest with 1,951 votes (52.7 percent), compared to 1,748 votes (47.2 percent) for Hillary Clinton.

Roughly 1,400 votes remain to be tallied in Dededo, about 27 percent of all votes cast in this party-run primary.

At stake are Guam's four pledged delegate votes, which will be allocated to the candidates in proportion to the percentage of the vote won once all the votes are counted.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Guam • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (142 Responses)
  1. Ann Romero

    Go Hillary, beat the pants off of Obama kick him real hard do it for Rev. Wright.

    May 3, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Anthony Watkins West Palm Beach, FL

    ok, you kn ow somebody was dying to use this headline!!!!!
    i see sevral inside sites are saying obama gets close to an even split on the 4 regs and but will take 4 of 5 on the supers from guam, so lookm for a small win for obama which will give hima 7-2 or maybe a 8-1 total delgate split, so he picks up maybe 5-6 delgates on her and that will be about as many as the winner in indiana will gain!

    May 3, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  3. Norm

    He could lose both IN, NC, and guam. He's still the better nominee against McCain because with Clinton on the ticket we'd lose Colorado, New Mexico, and Iowa to McCain. These are the new swing states.

    May 3, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. Jason

    My father called on Americans to ask what they could do for their country.

    Those who answered his call built a movement that transformed our country and brought out the best in our national character.

    Barack Obama has followed in that tradition — dedicating himself to public service as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago and then as a state and U.S. Senator.

    Now, Barack is calling on a new generation of leaders to get involved and help transform this country.

    The Obama Organizing Fellowship is designed not just to help win this election, but to strengthen our democracy by training dedicated volunteers in communities across the country.

    Answer the call. Ask what you can do — for this movement, for our democracy, and for this country.

    Thank you,

    Caroline Kennedy

    May 3, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. Kristen

    What a great win for Obama. You'd never know it by watching the news though. They're hoping to make it look like this race is neck and neck and doing everything in their power to keep it going. Obama will win. He's the next president.

    May 3, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. cainmiriam

    Peace, Unity, America first, CHANGE for the better.
    bring it home. OBAMA 2008

    May 3, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Janis

    With every 50/50 primary, Obama moves closer to the nomination. Hillary can't afford any more "moral" victories. Enough with the spin and trying to prolong this race even further - this race is officially O V E R. I'm sick of all the spin about how Hillary picking up 10 delegates in PA is going to save her campaign, which is still behind 160 delegates and will need 16 more Pennsylvania results just to catch up.

    May 3, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Obama 08

    Still waiting for a headline explaining that Clinton is losing her lead in superdelgates.....down by over 80 since super Tuesday...isn't this the group that is supposed to put her over the top??

    Perhaps sometime today CNN could remove the picture of Rev. Wright and replace it with Hillary dodging sniper fire!!

    May 3, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  9. Baby Girl

    Obama we are voting for you

    May 3, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. Lisa

    Once again, Obama is winning in the states don't matter.

    May 3, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Kris In PA

    Rise Hillary Rise!

    May 3, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. yes we can

    Lets win this thing Barack
    yes we can
    yes we can
    yes we will
    yes we did

    e pluribus unum

    May 3, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. Lisa

    Once again, Obama is winning in the states that don't matter.

    May 3, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. al

    Hillary wants to have it both ways. When did being the FIRST LADY qualify you for being president. She "claims" "we created over 10 million" new jobs. She and who created the jobs ?? Was she in the cabinet ?? Last time I checked she did not want say she was a Memeber of the Cabinet to have her notes and papers opened to the public for her meetings. Being the President's wife does not mean you are qualified to be president. This is a SHELL GAME.

    People are confused with "CLINTON" and this is the game

    May 3, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. Chris

    Whatever the result is , IF Hilary did not win North Carolina She should drop out, The more she stays the more divided we become as democrat, If it were to be Barak that'sbehind in all the metrics he would have dropped out for the unity of the party. This is selfishness on the part Hilary and the truth there is she has divided the party and i doubt if she will support Barak if she ends up losing the nomination to him . The unity of the party depends on How whosoever looses ralies his her base to support the eventual nominee. If anybody thinks it's all about gender or race then we are not ready for a change in America. No matter how we think, race, gender, color ethnic we are all Americans and when we get to the gas station or the grocery store nobody ask any question about whether we are red, white black or green we all go through the same thing and have the same red blood flowing in us.

    May 3, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  16. mk

    If it comes down to Hillary vs. McCain, the Republicans, who didn't have a snowball's chance to begin with, may actually have a shot at the white house. NO ONE will vote for Hillary in the general election – she is DIVISIVE TO THE EXTREME. Think about your options in the big picture – Democrats make your vote count.

    We just can survive 4 more years (at least) of a trillion-dollar war, 4 more years of recession, 4 more years of a declining America in the world market, 4 more years of divisive foreign relations. 4 more years of out of control immigration. 4 more years of a weakened America with terrorist threats. 4 more years of a party irrelevant for the citizens of its country.

    May 3, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. ONLY Obama

    I reject pandering. I reject fear mongering. I embrace integrity. I embrace hope.

    GOBAMA!!!!

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. Rita West Coast

    I saw the CNN life story of both Hillary and Obama last night, and there's nothing in Obama's past that could or has prepared him for such an important position to our country, it's people, our foreign relations, our future. God help us all if we put another unprepared Citizen of this country in that oval office, God help us all.

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  19. J.Onofre -CA

    I'd love to see how Clinton supporters downplay Guam when Obama wins.

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. NO TO HILLARY

    A win is a win!! wasn't that the Clintonite mantra when talking about PA? I can't believe you Clinton supporters would want to change something mid race. SURPRISE SURPRISE

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  21. Ezstreet

    I see a win for Obama
    No win for Hillary

    Today is a good day
    Hear the Obama crowd
    Everyday for him is better

    Tuesday will be the best day yet for Obama
    And in a few short weeks, Dems will unite
    No third Bush term this year
    Keep hope alive!

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. Tyrone

    You folks really need to check the polls for yourself. Stop relying on someone else"s poll of polls, where they make the decision which polls to include in their "sample of the population"

    May 3, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. KPO'M

    I do recall a few weeks ago reading (perhaps on CNN or Politico) that Clinton was favored in Guam (some pundits already awarding a 3-1 delegate split). It appears that, at worst, Obama will tie Clinton in the popular vote, and could even pull off a 2.5-1.5 delegate split if the last precinct goes his way significantly. Given how much press Wyoming got (for about the same participation), this probably does deserve at least a little bit of attention, as it is some good news in what has obviously been a bad week for Obama.

    May 3, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  24. Ezstreet

    Speaking of easy wins, Penn. was supposed ot be +20 for her......ahem +9 is a cause for celebration? No wonder she's losing all the superdelegates!

    May 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. pam

    I am really sick of Hillary fans saying that Guam doesn't matter, caucuses don't matter, little states don't matter!!!!!!!

    Even MI and FL did not matter, until she needed them.

    The entire USA matters to Obama. That is ONE of the reasons he is winning!

    I understand you women are ready for a female president, but do you really want Hillary as a role model for your daughters? Let's wait till there is a honest, respectful woman that is not COMPLETELY politically motivated but rather motivated by the people.

    We just can't afford another POTUS that does not have EVERY persons best interests at heart, we can't.

    May 3, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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