Guamanian general election, 2008

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General elections were held in Guam on 4 November 2008. Voters in Guam chose their non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives, as well as members of the territorial legislature.[1] The election coincided with the 2008 United States elections.

United States President Straw Poll[edit]

According to tradition, Guam voiced its opinion on the 2008 US Presidential race, despite lacking electoral votes. Senator Obama received 20,119 votes (57.3%) to Senator McCain's 11,941 (34.0%), marking a change from the island's support of past Republican presidents, including Bush's two straw poll victories.[2]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Incumbent Delegate Madeleine Bordallo (D) was running unopposed for re-election for Guam's lone At-large congressional seat.[3] She was re-elected unopposed.

Legislature of Guam[edit]

There are 26 candidates vying for the 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam.[3] The Democratic Party gained full control of the legislature with 10 seats, while the Republican Party gaining only five seats.[4]


  1. ^ "CNMI elects first US Congress delegate". Radio New Zealand International. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ "2008 GUAM Precinct Level Election Results". Lephead on scribd. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Candidates Page – 2008 Candidates List: NON-VOTING DELEGATE TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES" (PDF). Guam Election Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-19.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gec" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Candidates Page – 2008 Candidates List". Pacific Magazine. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 

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