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. Ilona Proud Canadian

    I know it is still very early in the count, but by gosh, by golly, what kind of math is cnn using? Must be their own specialty math. How can they equate 64% to 36% as a slight lead. Don't they realize that we are watching the news. Please, don't lie to us just to make Sen. Clinton look good, we are not idiots!!!!!!!! And no, I don't expect to see this posted.

    May 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  2. kyle

    and who cares?
    what point do they have doing this since they can not vote in november? doesnt matter who they pick. McCain will win in November so give it up DEMS.

    May 3, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  3. independent

    you know that reverent wright was clinton pastor and he was trying to destroy obama for hillary

    May 3, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. TF

    The people of Guam must see through her BS. Go Guam!!

    May 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  5. Tom in Cali

    Guam Shguam... It doesn't matter if Clinton wins.

    That woman is the most selfish untruthful politician since Watergate. She's going to downplay her loss in Guam (if she loses) and if she wins, just like Texas wrote above, she would call it momentum. She has already counted MI and FL as the states she won where her opposition didn't even campaign or appear on the ballot.

    Hillary already concluded this: "If I can't win, I'll take the Democratic Party down with me" Hope she loses in IN too.

    May 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. Bebble



    May 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. eric


    64-36 is a SMALL lead. You guys are crazy. Crazy News Network.

    Why don't you try to write with a little more bias, please.

    May 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. Kevin

    Yes Go Obama. May God be with you as you try to change the face of America.

    May 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  9. jenny s

    Yes I agree CNN will downplay since it does not benefit Hilary and we know CNN has become an advocate of Hilary.

    To H – you are laughable calling Obama supports negative and full of hate. Have you been watching Hilary's campaign -what do you call that? Besides all her lies and do whatever it takes to win campaign, she is not for the people, unless those people can help her win.

    Obama has taken everything in stride and didn't cry like a baby when things got rough. I'm a women and we don't need a crybaby in the white house.

    May 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  10. Clinton's lost

    CLINTON NEWS NETWORK please make it clear to your candidate that it is mathematically impossible for her to go to Denver with a delegate lead. She planning a dirty showdown tat the convention and that should be your story and not some pastor who is not running for white house.

    May 3, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. Steve

    why the frak are Guam-ians allowed to vote.? I though elections were for Americans. I'll bet they don't pay taxes....

    May 3, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. kyle

    who cares?
    they have to role in november so they shouldnt have one now
    i could care less if obama wins, i hope clinton pulls it out
    i hope McCain wins but i would rather have Clinton in then Obama anyday

    Obama: Change You Cant Count On

    May 3, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  13. Ariane

    Sorry, no women yet for America President....

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

    hey charlotte how about some proof when you spread your lies. Hillary has taken more money from lobbyists and special interests than even McCain, so who will be beholden to the special interests? HMMMMM And how is an almost 2 to 1 advantage in Guam, a "slight" lead?

    May 3, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. TF

    The people of Guam most not have any cars and are not fooled by Hillary's lame attemp of pandering to the gas crisis. Go Guam!!

    May 3, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  16. sozzi

    Can someone help me, on the following: Why does all of Clintons, Bill, Hillary or Chelsea's rallies only show white people in the audience? During this week her campaign stated that she had a broader based, so she should be electable.

    May 3, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  17. Abby

    I am not a clinton supporter on obama supporter. I am a democratic supporter so whoever wins I will vote for.

    But this is what scares me... that is Obama is given people a false sense of an overwhelming lead. Facts –

    – Guam has 0 electoral votes in the general election

    – Caucuses are nothing like primaries and they are nothing like the general election because it disadvantages certain voters (e.g. those that cannot spend 5-10 hours voting).

    – Obama would be losing significantly to clinton if we were counting by general election rules.

    so when it comes time for the general election, with obama the nominee, I am not sure I like our chances. I don't want another bush term.

    May 3, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  18. Louise from ohio

    Hillary says. – Who cares about Guam. It is just a caucus.

    Obama will win Guam by a landslide.

    May 3, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  19. Peter Paul

    Sounds like more than a slight lead....

    CNN what about Paul v Clinton. Sworn depsotions start in May!

    May 3, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  20. After further review,Texas

    Guam is for lovers.Wolf is truely in love with Hillary,its all over his face.I almost want to cry just watching him report on her.

    May 3, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  21. Betty

    What happened with Clintons "MOMENTUM"?

    May 3, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  22. mitch from ark.


    May 3, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  23. Mr. Nuetral

    Clinton Led Obama with 10% in the last primary CNN called it double digit lead. Now in Guam Obama is leading by 28% and the same CNN is calling it slight lead. What kind of news reporting are you CNN? The world is watching.

    May 3, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. sarah

    It is a caucus what do you expect? Seriously!
    Why doesn't Guam count in the GE? If they can't vote in Nov., why do they get to vote now? The DNC is really screwed up.

    May 3, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  25. ACTION

    why the US president primary can not be selected just by " Poll companies", since their polling number are more than representitive of the such as " CAUCUS". When I see the numbers just hundred and thousand, it is like a children's game. Do you think those results are fair to represent?

    May 3, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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