Saturday, May 3, 2008
Officials Say Recount Is 'Imminent'
9:30 a.m. Guam - The Democrat Party Nominating Committee said officials will look over the large amount of "spoiled ballots" in the coming days.
At issue is the small margin of victory of Senator Barack Obama. He beat his rival, Senator Hillary Clinton by 7 votes, but well over 500 ballots were deemed invalid during the tabulation process.
Herbie Perez, chairman of the nominating committee, said she will not certify the results because the Committee needs to ensure that all the uncounted ballots were properly identified as "spoiled."
She said officials from the Party and representatives from both candidates will meet probably Monday or Tuesday to address that issue.
Perez revealed she is also looking into the missing ballots.
More than 8,100 were printed in response to reports of shortages at precinct sites. But when the final tally came in, only a little over 4,500 ballots were used.
Guam is coming in slow....
FINAL FROM CNN
Obama wins by 7 votes....no total from CNN yet
For updates on line....KAUM
Even the Kentucky Derby wasn't this close. In the strangest of circumstances that could only bring about the closest of races, Hillary Clinton finished with 49.9% of the vote in the Guam Democratic Caucus, just 7 votes shy of Barack Obama's 50.1%. While Obama led for the vast majority of the night's tallying, Clinton needed a strong finish in Dededo, Guam's most populous village. And she did.
or go here.....Guam PrimaryResults
or here guampdn.com
BREAKING NEWS 8:50 a.m. - Obama wins Guam caucus
8:50 a.m. — When all of the ballots were finally counted -- a process that lasted through the night until well after the sun was up -- Sen. Barack Obama had the most votes from Guam Democrats in the party’s caucus held yesterday.
Obama finished with 2,264 votes to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 2,257 votes – a 7-point difference. Obama never trailed from the first vote count on.
Sen. Hillary Clinton took 18 votes in Ordot, 22 in Maina, 87 in Inarajan, 33 in Asan, 87 in Chalan Pago, 73 in Santa Rita, 81 in Mongmong-Toto-Maite, 29 votes in Hagåtña, 166 in Barrigada, 33 in Merizo, 51 in Piti, 89 in Sinajana, 105 in Agana Heights, 155 in Mangilao, 193 in Tamuning, 24 in Umatac, 52 in Talofofo, 211 in Yigo, 98 in Yona and 141 in Agat for a total of 1,748 votes.
Obama got 37 votes in Ordot, 19 in Maina, 151 in Inarajan, 46 in Asan, 55 in Chalan Pago, 87 in Santa Rita, 102 in Mongmong-Toto-Maite, 28 in Hagåtña, 158 in Barrigada, 36 in Merizo, 49 in Piti, 131 in Sinajana, 108 in Agana Heights, 194 in Sinajana, 192 in Tamuning, 27 in Umatac, 76 in Talofofo, 224 in Yigo, 104 in Yona and 127 in Agat for a total of 1,951 votes.
STILL WAITING 5:07 cst.
Zogby Poll: Obama Lead in NC Shrinks; He and Clinton Remain Deadlocked in Indiana
To many polls to cover so go here to get them all or most anyway.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Hillary Clinton and John McCain essentially tied—Clinton attracts 45% of the vote while McCain earns 44%. At the same time, McCain leads Barack Obama 48% to 43%
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Superdelegate Duel Saturday
Clinton gets Maryland’s former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
South Carolina Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum
New Mexico State Party Chair and superdelegate Brian S. Colón
Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening