Guam Presidential Vote Now Counted; Democrats, Libertarians Gain, Relative to 2008

The Guam Election Commission has finished counting the November 6, 2012 presidential vote. Because Guam is on the early side of the International Date Line, voting finished there several hours ago. The results: Obama 23,067 (72.39%); Romney 8,443 (26.49%); Johnson 357 (1.12%).

In November 2008, the Guam presidential vote was: Obama 20,120 (62.35%); McCain 11,940 (37.00%); Bob Barr, Libertarian, 212 (.66%). Here is a picture of the 2012 Guam ballot. The presidential part of the ballot is on page two. Thanks to Walter Ziobro for the news, which is from the web page of a Guam television station, KUAM.


Guam Presidential Vote Now Counted; Democrats, Libertarians Gain, Relative to 2008 — 6 Comments

  1. Guam is also completely and wholly on the government teat. About 90% of its economy revolves around servicing some major military bases and welfare dependency payments. The balance is derived from Guam’s status a rather tatty Asia-Pacific regional tourism destination. There is zero there in the way of industry, and it’s not hardly a services hub either. It’s expensive to live there and all the money in Guam is transferred there from Washington D.C. If not for Uncle Sam, the per-capita GDP of Guam would be about $3000 a year.

  2. #3, yes, but probably Guam would have a healthier economy if the military didn’t use up so much of its land, including the northern third plus substantial parts in the southwest.

  3. Guam has always voted for the winner, but sometimes with lopsided margins, as in this election.

  4. @ #3 & #4:

    Guam’s neighbor, the Northern Marianas, tried to become more self-sufficient, with a liberal immigration exemption that allowed them to import workers in the budding textile industry there, but labor and immigration groups shut them down, claiming that the immigrant labor there was exploited and underpaid.

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