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Obama, Clinton Close In Guam Caucuses


Obama leads, but not by much. Also, they’re seeing record turnout.

The details…

3:25 a.m. — After 13 districts have been counted, Sen. Barack Obama maintains a lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic caucus.

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 and 108 in Agana Heights for a total of 899 votes.

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 and 105 in Agana Heights for a total of 874 votes.

Result? It looks like they’re going to split the 4 delegates.

Looks like Obama has opened up a bigger lead…

With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Obama leads the vote count from the Guam Democratic presidential caucuses with 1,720 votes, 53.3 percent. Clinton has 1,509 votes, or 46.7 percent.

But it still seems that there’s a lot of the vote left to count…

Roughly 1,400 ballots from Guam’s largest village, Dededo, have not yet been counted. An estimated 500 votes remain to be counted in two remaining villages, Agat and Yona.

More as it develops…