May 3rd, 2008
10:40 AM ET
14 years ago

Early Guam returns show slight Obama lead

(CNN) - Early vote returns from Saturday's Guam Democratic caucuses show Barack Obama with a small but early lead over presidential rival Hillary Clinton, although the bulk of the votes in the U.S. territory have yet to be counted.

With 2 out of 21 villages reporting, Obama won 188 votes to 105 for Clinton. Guam Democratic Party officials told CNN Saturday morning that the vote tabulation is ongoing but will take several more hours to complete.

Polls closed in Guam at 8 p.m. local time, or 6 a.m. eastern time. Four delegate votes are at stake in this event.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Guam • Hillary Clinton • Race to '08
soundoff (214 Responses)
  1. Scott Lindquist

    CNN terminology is interesting. The Guam reporting terminology is revealing. At this point, Obama is leading (188 to 105). That's almost two to one lead over Clinton, yet the terminology is that he has a "SMALL" lead over Hillary Clinton. Yet if Clinton were leading, the terminology would be that she is TROUNCING Obama in Guam. Terms like, SIGNIFICANT LEAD, WIDE LEAD, TWO TO ONE LEAD, AHEAD BY A WIDE MARGIN, would have all been the headlines. I still say that CNN has now become the CLINTON NEWS NETWORK.

    May 3, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Realistic

    I am still waiting for an explanation: Why did Hillary agree to disenfranchise the voters of Florida and Michigan?

    The truth: Hillary never cared about Florida and Michigan and agreed - with every other candidate - that their votes would not count. When it became apparent that Hillary couldn't win without Florida and Michigan, then she flip-flopped.

    That is the hard truth, and one of the reasons why so many voters despise her. Deal with it.

    May 3, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Dannie

    I wonder why CNN is so biased against Obama. How can 64% to 36% be said to be small?! In Pennsylvania, Hillary won by 9.35% and that was called double digit whereas mathematically it is single digit. It should be more than 9.5% before it can be said to be approximately 10% or double digit. CNN! Please correct your own error!

    May 3, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. lady

    mChillary u r the worst to be the prz.

    Obama 2008

    May 3, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Barb


    Like your analysis. Also like the idea of having a woman as vice president (NOT HILLARY).

    May 3, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  6. judyb

    Typical CNN...Obama has slight lead. With 10% reporting, he is leading 64% ro 36%. I'd say...early results, huge lead!

    May 3, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. carrie

    CNN.add that to the total number of states barrack has wone.
    it might hury you to do it,but you have to.

    May 3, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Spartacus Levi

    Early lead for Oguama? – that's another clear case of pro-Obama media bias! Start up the Saturday Night Live witch-hunt again!

    May 3, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. Bill Jones

    Dear Texas....
    It's moment that counts...not the long term truth or judgement...The Media still wants Obama to lose...It's plain as the nose on their face....
    It has nothing to do with issues...just sell more air space...and when a magic thing that came out of no where to be defeating the Billary machine bias goes "wright" out the window....

    May 3, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. Allison in Va

    The Paul V. Clinton story (or non story) is pretty interesting. I read something on a blog yesterday and googled it. Humm sounds like more Clinton crooked scandels to me. I dont know about anyone else, but I have had 8 years of that already, and look how that turned out. We lost our credibility in the world because they have no distinction of right and wrong.

    May 3, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  11. carrie

    texas,the answer is that the news media have all been bought by the clintons,from a part of their 109million dollar fortune.
    sad but true.

    May 3, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. AHAM

    CLINTON NEWS NETWORK, Can we stop with the obama BASHING!?! Please this is getting ridiculous , Report the news and stop trying to be biased for crying out loud.

    Obama is leading period, we dont need you to add the 'slight' in there as though it is close, we will decide for ourselves if it is close or not.

    This thrash journalism continues and my support for your network will be withdrawn.

    May 3, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  13. Me

    Obama will get 3 delegates and Clinton will get 1. Way to go!!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  14. Paula in WI

    I find humor in the fact that when Hillary could have went up against Bush she "wanted to wait to get experience".Now that she decided to run 8 years later"she's the more experienced candidate"(according to her.She wasn't there for America when she could have made a difference.This is all bologna on her part to win at any cost.It makes a person sick:
    Bosnia lies
    Pics of her and Bill with Rezco
    Pics of her and Bill with Reverand Wright
    Paul Trial
    According to her every state is her hoome state
    Wants to change rules she signed up for .
    NAFTA-now she wants to revamp(because Bill's holdings are a conflict of interest)
    The Clintons are liars in my opinion and will do anything to get the money.They don't care about America but they do want to live on our dime.

    May 3, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  15. AK from Uniontown, PA

    Do NOT to vote for HRC!!! Reasons...

    The Clintons and partners, Jim and Susan McDougal in the Whitewater Development , whose accounts were kept in the Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, run by Jim McDougal, with Hillary Clinton as attorney. Federal bank examiners testified that Madison Guaranty was "politically corrupt and routed millions of dollars to politically connected Arkansans."

    In the more reserved language, an official report, Madison Guaranty was the scene of "embezzlement," "money laundering," "falsification of loan records and board minutes," "wire fraud" and "illegal campaign contributions" .

    Money looted by Jim McDougal found its way into the Whitewater account and into Bill Clinton's political campaign funds. These frauds left the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to pay more than $60 million to depositors with accounts in Madison Guaranty.

    By firing all U.S. Attorneys shortly after becoming president - something no other president had ever done before - Clinton got rid of the U.S. Attorney in Arkansas who was investigating the Whitewater-Madison Guaranty scandals and replaced him with Paula Casey, Clinton protege, one of his political campaign workers.

    This cover-up and obstruction of justice from succeeding was the appointment of a special prosecutor. Kenneth Starr could not be put on administrative leave. He got more than 20 felony convictions from Arkansas jury, overwhelmingly Democratic state.

    Various records showing Hillary Clinton's work for Madison Guaranty were destroyed and others stolen by Webster Hubbell and "lost" in the White House.

    May 3, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  16. Willy

    Thank you Rush for keeping the democrats in a tizzy. McCain 08

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  17. Trev

    I think the point about the small lead was that few votes have been counted. I know Obama likes to treat 200 votes the same as 200,000 votes (see Ohio and PA and the Texas two-step). However, I think that most reasonable peoople can see through that.

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. FrankS

    CNN stop being Hillary biased. It is obvious your bias, just reading through your blogs and news, Obama negative news vs. Hillary negative news is like 5:1.

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. Jack in ND

    ""Isn't it interesting that the Deomcrats are more interest in counting the votes in Guam rather then in counting the votes in Florida and Michigan?""

    It's more interesting that Guam is more capable of following instructions than Michigan and Florida.

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. charles

    Thats a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE lead CNN.

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. Ben, MD

    Folks! Obama will win NC and its over! Obama is wining, its over, now let's beat McCain!



    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  22. Debbie

    The heading of this story is bias when 64% – 36% is hardling a slight lead. Perhaps just simply saying Obama leads early in Guam. If Obama wins Guam it will mean more popular votes and delagates. I am sure some will say it does not matter but we are the "United States" of America, not the "Big States only Matter".

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  23. cbb

    who cares?

    Guam has like 2 delegates....

    relax Obama fanatics

    May 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. Charlotte

    2 out of 21 hardly constitutes a win...

    May 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  25. WhatHasCNNBecome?

    Ridiculous reporting CNN thanks for trying to manipulate us all

    May 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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