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. Jason

    If Hillary didn't win Guam with her "momentum", she's not electable.

    May 3, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  2. Jay

    wait...I thought Nobama was going to BLOW Hillary away in Guam?

    ya...right.......Bring on Indiana and NC!

    Obama fans want Hillary to drop out because they are scared. They see the tide changing and the Hillary Train is the train to be on.

    May 3, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. Hillary 08

    Ann T, are you kidding me? You wrote:

    "I know Guam is not that significant in the "big" scheme of things, but I can see CNN is keeping it's usual low profile, due to the fact that Obama is winning."

    Low profile??? There are like 50 articles in the ticker about Obama being in the lead in Guam.

    You obamabots really have a distorted sense of reality!

    May 3, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. HUD

    So Rev . Wright is the only man in this country that speaks the truth.

    May 3, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. Jub Jub

    All Hillary can do it seems like is whine about how she is entitled to the nomination and she needs to do it the coward way by depending on the superdelagates. I praise Obama for being the man of change

    May 3, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  6. Popular Votes Means Wins

    For all of you who sees the BIG PICTURE, Obama has real HEART, no matter how far they try to bury HIM, He refuses to go under. I got nothing but love for You.

    May 3, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  7. Awando

    Cnn is now showing its true colours, why not give Obama some credit after what him and his campaign has gone through, being attacked from left to right by whoever can throw anything, Why are you still hung up on "Rev. whatever his name is", those are not Senetor Obama's views and beleif and you all know it. Please be more democratic and stop showing all your biases, I know this email will never see the blogg but i hope someone reads it. The man is still a head regardless of all the attakcs, what do you truth or lies, Obama is winning in Guam, but HOOOOOOOOOOOO HE WAS EXPECTED TO WIN BIG, BECASUE HE GREW UP IN THE ISLANDS? What is up with that, Not to forget that many time I have heard the mention of black vote, latino vote, white vote, Hey what is the population of the US in general, and what is the population of African Americans, Latino and other minorities, people are voting for obama from all walks of life, get your statistics right and tell the Americans the truth, this is about the future not about the rich media moguls, it is about the american generation to come where you, I and many other will not be here to see, why can't we leave a better world beind and for once forget politics and tell America's future the truth. You know what., someone hight that all knows who the next US PRESIDENT WILL BE AND NOMATTER WHT ANYBODY TRIES TO DO WILL NOT CHANGE THAT
    GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OBAMA 00000000008888888888888888

    Frustrated Obama supporter Edmonton/Canada

    May 3, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Jason

    Barack won 11 straight contests with his momentum, while Hillary can't even survive one.

    Sorry, Hillary is not electable.

    May 3, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  9. Peter

    Superdelegates in Guam is also elected today. Two of them are elected as a "couple", the leading "couple" consist of one who was endorsed Obama and one who will endorse the winner in Guam. In addition to this one super will be appointed and both candidates here are Obama supporters. If Obama wins Guam he will get 3 superdelegates event though the pledged will be 2-2, so a win here actually matters.

    May 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Bubba

    Anyone know the price of gasoline in Guam?

    May 3, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  11. Don't be fooled

    Guam should declare its independence from the U.S. because this is the most racist nation on the face of the earth! What I bet is that they won't dare steal this nomination from Obama. This country would probable burn if they did. It for sure never be the same! No more bushes and no more Clintons!

    May 3, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  12. Rob

    Interesting how the Clinton spinners say that its the delegates that count in Guam since it will probably be even. By that standard, of course, Obama won Texas since he won more delegates. And Nevada as well.

    May 3, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  13. Charlotte

    Hummm are they villages or precincts in Guam?

    May 3, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. Jon, Somewhere, MI

    Wow, it looks like some people think unless CNN picks up pom-poms and starts saying "Gimme an 'O'" they've got a biased partisan vendetta against the junior senator from Illinois. Newsflash, it's not the media's job to cheerlead for Barack Obama. In fact, it is a disgrace that so many reporters have made their clear preference so obvious for him in their actual reportage. CNN has run a totally objective entry on the Guam results so everyone complaining of bias on CNN's part for this can kindly go suck an egg. If you want cheerleading, subscribe to an Obama blog.

    May 3, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  15. AZ Joe

    Yes, We can, Obama is winning Guam. and all the supers are lining up. Come on Edwards make the jump go for Obama now. Stop HIllary.

    May 3, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  16. President Obama

    I will no longer watch this "news" network. The fact that CNN does not report about this win in Guam for Obama–your're constant bashing of him and trying to discuss how she can "wrestle the nomination away from him". You (aside from Jack Cafferty) have lost my respect.
    I will be glad when June comes and Obama is our nominee. I will be even more satisfied when you have to refer to him as President Obama and he finally gets the respect that he deserves.

    May 3, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  17. kris

    you guys on CNN should be ashamed of yourself....why the heck are you showing PA result instead of GUAM??

    May 3, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  18. Sandra

    I agree cnn is now in the political room sitting down trying to decide how to spin Rev. Wright into the Guam election whether Obama or Hillary wins. I am really getting tired of hearing about Rev. Wright and unfair and unbalanced reporting from all the cable news channels. It is almost like they want to split the democratic party and then after the primaries and election in November they will spin a story about how much they played a part in electing our President in 2008. Wake up people or we will have another Bush in the White House if we keep giving them our ears and eyes!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. Rob BC Canada

    How strange that in the Guam primary CNN now use the decimal points to measure the percentages yet in the Pennsylvania primary 9.2 was just rounded up to 10 percent.Is Time Life and many other corporate giants that fearful of an Obama victory that they will spin the story anyway remotely sellable in order to stop this Obama nomination?

    May 3, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. Sam

    Way to go Obama! Guam can not be fool by the Clintons and did not count you out because of Rev. Wright like Fox News. they did not see you as a divisive person. I have been following you and your speeches for a long time now and you sound and act truely like a uniter and someone who care about people. You did not move out of the South side of Chicago, but stay there to support your community. this is symbolic of what we will have on a greater scale.

    May 3, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  21. PA (small town) for OBAMA

    CNN – why are you playing down Barack's win in Guam? How many times do we have to see Hillary in her same blue suit spewing the same lies in that same condescending voice?

    We have all moved past Wright – why do you guys keep finding a way to inject him into this race right before Indiana and NC?

    Step it up or I'll start watching FOX news.

    May 3, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Would someone please tell me what's wrong with this math?
    cnn above article says that Dededo still has 1400 votes to be tallied, claiming this equals 27% of total Guam voters, ....roughly 3700 votes have already been counted this makes up 95% of total reported on cnn TV, (above 1951 votes for Obama and 1748 for Clinton ) 27% plus 95% =?

    May 3, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. kj from Canada

    The people of Guam choose not to become a state and gain their citizenship over 15 years ago, so no big deal.

    May 3, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |


    May 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. voice of one

    What happen?? you got the Pennsylvaina totals up on the screen what happen to Guam, I guess Obama won and your so bias you can not put the results up with the check mark you alway put up when Hillary win a state. The Media need to stop this bull-- grow up I see little kids acting better then the grown ups on CNN.. CNN your sheet is hanging...New was to be impartial not impartial about how you talk and treat Senator Obama . You can give the exit count for 21 precencts, but for a state of more then 2 million votes you have the result in with Hillary on top and talking about that all night long.. CNN you need to give up the crap,,

    May 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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