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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus (Party run primary): Saturday 3 May 20081
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 10:00a GUST (0000 UTC) to 8:00p GUST (1000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Voter Participation: Party members
9 total delegate votes - 4 at large; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
Here is how we ESTIMATE the delegate count from the 3 May 2008 Territorial Convention (Party run primary) as compiled from unofficial sources with 100% of the precincts reporting as of 8:00AM Sunday 4 May 2008 Guam time:
Note that each of the 8 delegates casts one half vote at the convention for a total of 4 delegate votes.
Unpledged delegates as of
Having moved their first determining step from Stage II in 2004 (Saturday 24 April 2004 ) to Stage III in 2008 (Saturday 3 May 2008), Guam receives a 30% Bonus in at-large delegate votes (+1 at-large). Total delegate votes changes from 8 to 9.
Saturday 3 May 2008: A Territorial Caucus meets to choose 8 of Guam's 13 delegates to the Democratic National Convention (together representing 4 of Guam's 9 delegate votes at the National Convention). Guam's caucus is conducted like a party-run primary where voters cast secret ballots in their respective precincts. Polls open at 10 a.m and close at 8 p.m. local time (UTC+10 hours). A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates.
The village of Inarajan is celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph on 3 May. They cast their ballots on 26 April.
The remaining 5 delegates (representing Guam's remaining 5 delegate votes) are Unpledged PLEOs who will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Guam Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 5 August 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||1||1||0||2|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Pacita C. Aguon||Hagatna, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Theresa C. Arriola||Barrigada, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Arlene P. Bordallo||Hagatna, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Chris M. Duenas||Tamuning, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Isabel D. Lujan||Barrigada, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Chelsa Muna-Brecht||Tamuning, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Derrick M. Quinata||Talofofo, GU|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.||Harmon, GU|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||(unknown)||Hon. Benjamin "BJ" Cruz||Piti, GU|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Thomas J. Fisher||Hagatna, GU|
|Hon. Pilar C. Lujan||Hagatna, GU|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Hon. Jaime D. Paulino||Inarajan, GU|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Madeleine Z. Bordallo||Hagatna, GU|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Hon. Vicente C. "Ben" Pangelinan||Barrigada, GU|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Taling M. Taitano||Barrigada, GU|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Mitchell Thompson||Sinajana, GU|
|Platform Committee||Obama||John C. Terlaje||Hagatna, GU|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Rena K. Borja||Mongmong, GU|
|Page||Derick B. Hills||Agat, GU|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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