Guam, Birthplace of American Democracy


Richard Winger of Ballot Access News has the initial results from Guam, where voters cast utterly meaningless (to the outcome, not to democracy!) presidential ballots.

Barack Obama (D)—8796
John McCain (R)—5355
Bob Barr (L)—97

As Winger notes, this represents a mini-surge in Libertarian support from 2004: Barr's 0.7 percent of the vote is much better than Michael Badnarik's 0.2 percent. Obama is leading McCain 61.7 percent to 37.6 percent, a big improvement for the Democrats, who lost nearly 2-1 here in 2004. I think Wolf Blitzer can take the rest of the day off.