Clinton Wins Guam Caucus
Hillary Clinton won Guam’s caucus on Saturday, taking it from a persistent Bernie Sanders.
The Hill reports:
ABC News called the race for Clinton just after 11 a.m. Eastern time, several hours after polling closed. Clinton won nearly 60 percent of the vote.
The Western Pacific island has just seven pledged delegates. Clinton was awarded four, leaving three for Sanders.
Clinton entered Saturday’s race with 1,683 pledged delegates, to 1,362 for Sanders, according to the Associated Press.
There was no polling conducted on the island territory, but both Clinton and Sanders reserved five-figure ad buys, according to Politico.
Actor Tim Robbins, a Sanders supporter, caused a flap on the island when he appeared to insult the importance of its caucuses in April.
“Winning South Carolina in a Democratic primary is about as significant as winning Guam,” Robbins said dismissively.
The actor later tweeted that he meant no disrespect to the island territory.
But Madeleine Bordallo, Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives and former first lady of the island, slammed Robbins for using Guam as a “political punch line.”
“These remarks are an insult to our community and they trivialize the disenfranchisement of our people in selecting our president,” she added. “As a candidate for president of the United States, Sen. Sanders and his campaign should be working to be inclusive of all Americans, regardless of where they live.”
Bordallo endorsed Clinton.
Sanders entered the Guam caucus with a bit of momentum, having won the Indiana primary earlier this week.
He is likely to score another victory this Tuesday in the West Virginia primary, where he has a lead in recent polling.
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