May 3rd, 2008
04:00 PM ET
14 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. Sharon Minnesota


    Clinton 55%
    Obama 45%

    May 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. Lonnie

    Just watching Tom Foreman on the Racist Clinton News Network (CNN) and I can not understand why they are continuing the B___l s__t about Rev. Wright.

    And what is Candy Crowley and Tom Foreman smoking? Hillary can not win and the super delegates will not run to her side. Are you people completely stupid ad CNN?


    Guam, split
    Indana, split
    North Carolina, Barack by 8%
    Kentucke, Montana, Oragon, Wset Virginia, Kentucky and super delegates, are Hillary's by 14%
    Puerto rico, winner takes all, Hillary by 100%

    Hillary 1998 delegates
    Barack 2028 delegates, Game over, Bara\ck wins!!!

    Come on Demecrates, Billary will lie to you just as Bill lied under oath, after all she has been conditioned to his way of life after living with him for the past 30 years.

    May 3, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. Sophia33


    You just showed (albeit) briefly on your network that Obama won Guam by 10 percentage points which translated to a nearly 600,000 net gain for him. However, instead of showing that he won Guam as the cover story for your Web site, you have Rev. Wright on the front. Yes, you are the Clinton News Network.

    May 3, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. ChicoSez

    something is wrong here. guam has 6000 people vote and they get 8 delegates. is this how the party thinks democracy works? if every state gets a delegate per thousand votes, then this would be fair. Otherwise it just doesn't make sense. What kind of proportional representation is this. where is the party leadership?

    May 3, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. ben w

    As Guam goes, so goes the nation.

    Reverse colonization. Excellent.

    May 3, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  6. Chris Brown

    Saying it twice doesn't make it true, Lisa of Hillaryland, nor does it make Guam a state.

    Whether Obama wins Guam or not remains to be seen at this point, but is there any reason to be saying that a state (or terrritory) does not matter? I would think the point of the primary is to consider the voters' concerns in all the districts, large or small, east, west, north or south.

    One interesting quote from Hillary Clinton from North Carolina, she claims she is ready to "work her heart out" for Obama if he is the nominee for President. I'm not sure I believe it but it will be amusing to see if she can keep one of her campaign promises.

    Yours truly,

    Chris Brown from Hamburg

    P.S. You people in Guam sound like good plain folks.

    May 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. wed

    CNN, we demand that you change that Headline. 7% not 7 votes in your headline of Obama winning Guam.

    May 3, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |

    Unbelievable, if Hillary had won, CNN would stil be talking about it. There would be fireworks, balloons and you guys would stating that that Bat has the momentum. But Obama wins and you state that he only won by 7 votes. Wow, You are so transparent.

    May 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. Jim T

    obama won guam, but clinton and her campaign will play that down as usual saying that ONLY the big swing states matter and those big states are what wins the white house, rest of the united states dont matter. those big states are still gonna vote for obama. typical clinton idiocy

    May 3, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    big deal
    Obama wins the island by only 7 votes

    It's a tie folks– that's all it is–and it continues to show how Obama can't put Hillary away even when he is favored as he was on the island– he wins by 7 votes

    The better and stronger candidate is Hillary– it's so obvious even a child could see it– it's a good thing for Obama that all of this negative press came out at the end of the voting season– for if it didn't he wouldn't even be in the race

    It's time for obama to get out of the race for the good of the country and the party

    May 3, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  11. MD

    CNN's headline "obama wins by 7 votes" is misleading. Obama won by 7 percentage POINTS.

    How amazing it is that CNN should be engaged in this type of misleading news reporting after backing Obama for over a year.

    Money talks.

    May 3, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  12. steve dumford, Scotts valley ca.

    OK, OK. I wont downplay Guam just because Obama won. A win by seven votes is a win, hands down. Even in a caucus state which have always favored Obamas speechifiying. Go Hillary. We don't need a rock star in the White House. We need a problem solver. Oh, by the way, the good Rev. Wright said that Obama told him in April of 2007 that he would probably end up having to distance himself from him. But still named him a spiritual advisor to his campaign. Yet when all the Wright stuff came to light Obama "Was not in the pews"Is this what all the obamamaniacs mean when they call him truthful? Then he couldn't disown him anymore than he could disown his white grandmother. Then he is all the sudden apalled. In the "apalled" speech he looked like a whipped dog. Don't want a whipped dog as my President.

    May 3, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. Sophia33

    My comment was incorrect. CNN initially had the wrong numbers up for Guam. Obama did win, but it was NOT by 600,000 votes. It looks like they had the numbers for another primary up.

    May 3, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. Bridgette - PA

    I am very glad that Barack won Guam. However, why isn't CNN duscussing the Paul vs Clinton case? My, my, looks like CNN is being bias again. CNN keeps Rev. Wright front and center. Come on, let's talk abount Monica, Jennifer (how many more?), Whitewater, Paul vs Clinton. What has happened to the most trustworthy news center? CNN, if you don't want to discuss the Clinton's past, at least discuss their "present" regarding Paul vs. Clinton!

    May 3, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. Michael

    Whining Obama,

    There is no spin to be made. Let's call it just as it is! I can't speak for anyone else, but I would welcome a one (1) point win in NC - eaking it out is just fine with me. Hillary can have Indiana if that would be necessary.

    Remember, the Superdelegates just want to see him WIN AGAIN to resume moving in his direction, so I say ... LET IT BEGIN! 🙂

    May 3, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  16. NOBAMA



    May 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  17. Rita - Canada

    Go Obama. Congrats on Gaum. A win is a win. Isn't that what Billary says? Why are people still voting for her when they know how she has lied over and over. She is so very phony. Come on Clinton supporters, wake up.

    May 3, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
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