Obama Wins in Guam by 7 Votes

More than 4,500 Democrats give senator winner's share of 9 delegates
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 7:09 PM CDT
Obama Wins in Guam by 7 Votes
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a dinner in Raleigh, N.C., Friday.   (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in Guam's caucuses today by a mere seven votes, Reuters reports. With four pledged delegates and five superdelegates at stake, more than 4,500 Democrats voted—despite the candidates' MIA status and residents’ inability to vote in the November elections.

Presidential contests are usually low-key in Guam, an island 8,000 miles from Washington, but it’s “a historic event for Guam,” one 19-year-old voter told Reuters. “I want to do my part.” In interviews, Obama has emphasized his Hawaiian roots, while Clinton reminded voters of her visits during her husband’s presidency. (More Barack Obama stories.)

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