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. ZappoDave

    I'm pretty sure these results in what is commonly known as a freakin' LANDSLIDE.

    It's sad what has happened to CNN. I can remember a few years back when I had them on almost 24/7. Of course I don't watch them anymore, other then catching Jack Cafferty clips here and there.

    Slight lead = Pathetic and false Reporting.

    May 3, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  2. Ben, MD

    BTW... Since when 64%-36% has become "slight"?!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Peter Paul

    So I wonder when CNN will report on the actual Washington Post review of "The War Room" from 11/93??

    May 3, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  4. ola

    If you want detailed results go to guampdn.com so far after 7 districts Oboma is leading 497-401

    May 3, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. middle aged female democrat

    I say "Do the Math". Unless Hillary starts "stealing" superdelegates, which BTW, are equalizing as Obama has garnered a lot more than Hillary in recent months, he is the nominee.

    We hear "Hillary is a fighter."....Well, no, she's a divider and self interested. She should be fighting for the Democratic party to take the Presidency in November. Instead she fights for her own self interest. Read the handwriting on the wall.

    She is qualified. She is smart, but she is not going to win the nomination, and if she really cared about the direction of this country, she would use her superior intelligence to work on getting a Democrat in the White House.

    Far be it from me to say she doesn't have the right to continue. She absolutely does, but what good is she doing?

    May 3, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. DEANNA

    TO: Jayson May 3rd, 2008 10:44 am ET

    "Too bad that it is just a waste of money as long as Guam remains a territory."

    JAYSON NOTHING IS A WASTE OF TIME IF IT IS THEIR RIGHT AND THEY ARE EXCERCISING IT. TO BAD THAT YOU HAVE A SMALL MIND.

    May 3, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. Kenneth M.

    Marcia: As you know the people of Florida and MI decided to break the rules knowing what would happen. They called the DNCC's bluff and now you want to blame them. This must be what the Repulicans mean when they say the dems do not want to take responsibility for there actions.

    May 3, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. rush

    why clinton waste her time and money,
    obama 08

    May 3, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Sadri

    Does the truth hurt or you are a hillary supporter?

    May 3, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. DeniseGA

    TO all those asking why we care about Guam, well there is Millitary Personel living on that Island!

    They have a right to vote as well!

    May 3, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. Yes we can!

    To florida and michigan voters. Why wont you put the blame on where it belongs on YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.....it's not Hillary or Obama's fault that your votes didn't count. But it's even more absurb that you are blaming Obama when they both agreed to the rules and Hillary was quoted several times stating "it doesn't matter to her because YOU DONT COUNT ANYWAY".....she's behind and now she cares about your vote? you should be protesting on your local streets, court house steps and city halls....you should have made a big deal out of it in the beginning....the problem is most people including myself thought Hillary was going to win Iowa and New Hampshire so big that everyone would drop out and she would be declared the victor even before super tuesday....Well Iowa had other plans and the rest of this country followed suit.....Again, take responsibility and accountable for what YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS DID and learn from this mistake.....You will be seated and at the end if you care that much about the issues, you will vote that way.

    May 3, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. John, Las Vegas, NV

    This has got to be the silliest primary in history if Guam is a story.

    May 3, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. carolflowery

    Yeah. Guam counts but not florida or michigan, what a poorly ran election

    May 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  14. Woman For Obama

    Whats the sudden bias CNN??? I believe a 64% lead is not Slight!!! Its Very SIGNIFICANT, Adds Momentum, etc... Pump Obama up like you did Hillary!

    OBAMA 08....:-) - America, vote like you have some sense this time around!!!

    May 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  15. CB

    Looks like Guam have more guts then PA not to believe a LIAR!

    You guys are right. If Hillary was leading. They would be shouting it from the ROOF TOP.

    OBAMA 08! LETS GET RID OF THE LIAR.

    May 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. ITS NOT 3AM, PLEASE WAKE UP!

    A SMALL LEAD??? CNN IS THAT HOW LOW YOU CAN GO

    THAT IS A GAME CHANGER NOT A SMALL LEAD

    OBAMA 2008 AND 2012

    May 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  17. Guam Voter

    I am supporting Senator Obama because I don't trust impeached
    Presidents or their wives.

    Yes we can.

    May 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  18. Andru

    We needs a chenge in America, vote for Obama he is the camdidate who cam win against Mccain in November. Can't we see that, please yours wake up....

    May 3, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  19. Trammel

    What are we looking at, 400 votes here?

    May 3, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  20. Pauline

    Clinton backers who ascribe to the Reverend Wright's "politician" comments about Barack must have missed Hillary's gas tax holiday.
    This is the lowest of gimmicks and a typicial Clinton ploy.

    May 3, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  21. kaya.independent.

    nice, keep it going Obama!

    May 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  22. Cali

    Guam don't about Obama race and liar that's why their vote for Obama.
    Their will be sorry after that.

    May 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  23. Ann from DC.

    64% to 36% . Small lead

    May 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. Dgordon

    People, if you want to make CNN irrelevant you must join the effort to force the cable industry to sell programming by channel (aka a la carte) as opposed to the current system of bundling their product. If we had to pay for it, we wouldn't buy it. I guess this is really just for the moderator but hey, I tried.

    May 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. charles

    Obama leads Clinton 497-401 after 7 discricts.

    May 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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