May 3rd, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 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. Delaware

    Gas tax Holiday isn't. How are we going to fix our bridges America? Do we want the highway fund to get broke? I am sure America that you do not want the same thing that happen with the minesotta bridge to happen again. Believe me America, Hillary Clinton had said tax the gas company will pay for the gas tax this summe.America! It is a lye. Believe me America, if Exxon Mobile pay for the gas tax, America you will pay it back definetely. You know why America? Because Exxon Mobile is in business to make money not to lose money. America do not let this phony summer gas tax break fool you. America this is political manupilation. America this a way to win vote not a way to fix your problem. America we need energy dependency.

    May 3, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Oreo

    I guess we should just wait for the final results, although it appears Obama has won.

    One thing still irks me: I can't seem to figure out why people still vote for Hilary Clinton. She lies to their faces and they completely ignore it. I guess its because she says exactly what they want to hear. Good politics, terrible personality. I would not want someone like this leading my country.

    May 3, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. KS - Des Moines

    Looks like Hillary supporters will still be in denial in January '09. When Obama is taking oath of office. They will still be shouting..."Hillary '08" :}!

    This is really funny :}! Hillary is behind in popular vote, states won, pledged delegates, electected super delegates and she and her supporters including CNN still think she is winning :}? Ifeel like I am in the twilight zone...where all the rules of what winning is are reversed :}! This is a perfect example of why people should try to get a little education...they might at least be able to do simple mathematics..

    CNN–I know your candidate Hillary is losing but that is no reason not to give Obama supporters their voice...I feel you pain though but hang in there, it's for the good of the country :}}

    May 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. Jona, Denver, CO

    I can't believe that all the Obama supporters don't show any respect for Hillary. I don't see any negative comments directed at Obama, though the Barack supporters seem to truly detest Hillary.

    The funny thing is they attack Hillary for being negative, while being completely disrespectful themselves.

    Can't we just respect eachother, let every vote count and all finally back whatever candidate gets nominated?

    May 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. Rick OH

    Thank you, Caroline. Those of us old enough to remember your father, recall him with fondness. I've been involved in every election since 1972, and will continue to do. Sen. Obama is not the 're-incarnation' of JFK, but he displays the same energy, and dedication to bring people together.

    Thanks for all you do!

    May 3, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. KHR

    Guam doesn't really matter. Regardless of whether Clinton pulls this out, she probably won't, the delegates are already determined 2-2. The superdelegates that come of Guam will probably be 3-2 for Obama, based on the media there. So what?

    The bigger picture is, after Obama wins in NC and hangs close in IN, Clinton will have 6 small contests left and will not be able to make up the difference in delegates, popular vote or states. It's over.

    Charlotte, Marie and others, it sounds like you're still in the denial phase of accepting that your girl lost. It's over. Come to terms with it.

    May 3, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  7. Darrell & Sue

    We thought the brief biographical coverage of Clinton and Obama last evening, May 2nd, was heavily biased in favor of Clinton in a very positive way. It showed her academic and policical accomplishments but omitted any negative comments while the Obama review hardly mentions his 10 year career teaching constitutinal law at Univerity of Chicago, his community organizing, and other accomplisments. Instead his close relationship IN THE PAST with Pastor Wright and long shots of Obama in Wright's church was an indication that that is who Obama is as a person. Whoever prepared these shetches was clearly biased toward Hilary Clinton. Fair journalism would not have portrayed these as fair representations of the candidates. No matter which candidate a persons supports, the CNN portrayal was not an accurate representation. We expect better.

    May 3, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  8. Luc

    the road is clear for Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Phil

    The people in Guam are very smart people. They've seen Hillary lie and do and say whatever needs to be said to get elected. They must also realize Rev. Wright is not running for President. What Wright said was strong but the truth hurts sometime.

    If you're smart you will Barack the Vote in 08 and saved this nation from greed and corruption in our government.

    May 3, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. Dayahka

    Guam will be 50/50. Clinton was expected to win and might just squeak by with a win, but the delegate count will be split. What I can't understand is why anyone is still voting for Clinton because all of her ideas, everyone of them, are bad ideas. Surely voters should be able to tell the difference between sound ideas and insane ones?

    May 3, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. Joe Reg

    She said she will turn your water tap into wine if you vote for her!!!

    But no vote can save her now, and that is why she is focusing on the superdelegates.

    It's Obama 08. for a new America!!!

    May 3, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. mike concerned democrate


    It is impossible for Hillary to beat Obama in the delegate count no matter whether she wins N. Carolina and every other primary left. Quit getting caught up in the spin – it's not whether she wins ( get a few more votes than Obama) in the few left, it's how many deleates one has. Get a grip -- good example - Hillary professes to have won Texas when in fact Obama came out with more delegates than Hillary in Texas (primary and caucus). So what did she win???? the measure is delegate counts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 3, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  13. Hermas

    Go Hillary, Go !!!

    May 3, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |

    Wow even for these 4 delegates things are tense.

    Come on Guam Obama is the man with the right plan besides Bill Clinton says caucuses don't count, but Obama loves all the voters he knows we all matter!!

    May 3, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  15. Rebecca

    Hillary the fear monger. Fear, fear and more fear. Is this coming from the Republicans? No, it's coming from Hillary Clinton! She is manipulating on people's fears and ignorance. She knows exactly what she's doing. She going right after those Hill-Billys who are the most vulnerable and gullible. Bill and Hillary are two of the best "politicians" out there. They know how to pull the wool over people's eyes and have them believing a bunch of bull.

    May 3, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  16. Former Republican for Obama

    Obama wins guam? I agree, who cares.

    Obama will win NC, and that's it. NC is the last big state to be one, bigger in population than indiana. It is clinton's last chance to close the population count, which it is clear judging by the polls that she will not do.

    This race is over. It, in fact, was over in Feb., but she, for whatever reason, would not accept it. Foolishly, her supporters still do not accept it.

    The superdelegates are not going to give the nomination to someone with less popular votes, less states won and, most important, less elected delegates. This would essencially be voting against democracy.

    The super's were created only to intervene in extreame cases. This is not one. The people have clearly spoken, more states, more votes, more delegates. This fight is over.

    This prolonged fight has only helped mcwar and the neocons who support him, hopefully the damage done can be overcome from now to November.

    May 3, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  17. Joe Reg

    It is obvious that the results from Guam will change the status quo.

    It is likely that Obama will get 2 or 3 delegates out of 4 and Hillary 1 or 2 out of 4. What has changed not much.

    Only the momentum has shifted again.

    Who gets the momentum now.

    May 3, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  18. DAN

    This is basically a tie one way or the other, The surprise is how close Hillary is. Usually Obama does well in those kind of caucuses I guess the tide has turned for Hillary. Oh and this Peter Paul story is hog wash comming from the Obama campaign, there's nothing there at all, Obama nuts from the campaign of hope are getting desperate and silly. They should worry more about Rezko who might start talking and making deals with Fitzgerald about his deals with Obama to get less time in jail.

    May 3, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  19. Michael

    Can someone answer a question for me? Why is everyone worried about the black vote if Obama doesnt get the nomination? Seems to me that the democratic party is in trouble no matter what.. If Clinton wins (no black votes) she has had very few anyway. If Obama wins (no hispanic votes) and he hasnt had many. Seems to me like pretty big trouble for both.

    May 3, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. Ridgeway

    Hey, maybe the Guamanians know the answer to this. What have either Hillary or Obama done in Congress to make a difference in your lives? Don't think too long or you'll all turn into McCain supporters.

    May 3, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  21. Eyob Sete

    Just inch for your nomination....
    Go Obama!!

    May 3, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  22. Popular Votes Means Wins

    Big States vs Little States, who's still on top?

    Hillary is FAKE!
    Obama WILL TAKE!

    May 3, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |

    Dededo – Don't disappoint. ELECT HILLARY!

    May 3, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  24. unelectable

    What I find so humorous is that Obama has said what you guys have WANTED TO HEAR since he announced his presidency in Jan 2007.

    He talks about hope and change as blanket SUPER pandering, preying on peoples dispair.

    I watch Obama lovers accuse Clinton as the say anything do anything candidate with much BEMUSED laugther becuase Obama has done exactly that from the very start.

    Until his past starts to catch up with him, and he aint uniting anything nor has he ever.

    May 3, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  25. LH

    Don't try that old trick of "Wag the Dog" to try and get off the subject of Kantor comments about Indiana in 1992 and is currently on her staff in 2008. This is a smarter generation. I am not being distracted by Hillary losing in Guam. You are showing he's winning Gaum but the largest territory voting precinct Dededo will decide the outcome and I am wonder at the last minute you will report Hillary won Guam. I going to see if you are going to post this.

    May 3, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
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