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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Obama wins Guam contest: officials | Reuters

Obama wins by seven votes!  This may not seem like a big deal but consider that the longer this race continues the more likely it's going to come down to a few votes.  Those votes might be super delegates or it might be a handful of people, the popular vote, in the last primary before the convention.

In the past many of us have felt like our votes don't really count.  Right now I'm thinking about the people of the tiny island of Guam (pop. est about 150,000), seven of which can think about how their effort of making it to the polls made a huge difference.  Remember that next time don't join in the process you never know when it's going to come down to just a few votes.  For those of you who think this is the exception remember all elections would be tighter and more exciting if only more people voted.  One of the biggest reasons this election has been so tight is because so many first time voters have joined in the process.

"It's a huge turnout compared to previous elections," said Herbie Perez, chairman of the Democratic party's nominating committee.

Democratic party officials estimated that more than 5,000 people had took part in Saturday's election compared to only 1,500 in the presidential nomination race in 2004

HEADLINE FROM: Reuters

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