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United States presidential election in Guam, 2016

Guam did not participate in the November 8, 2016 general election because it is not a state and is not granted any electoral votes. However, the five non-incorporated territories that send Delegates to the House of Representatives participated in the presidential primaries. In addition, Guam voters participated in a nonbinding preference poll for president during the general election.

United States presidential election in Guam, 2016

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Non-binding preference poll

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Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Mimi Soltysik
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Home state New York New York California
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence Angela Nicole Walker
Popular vote 23,052 7,779 1,357
Percentage 71.6% 24.2% 4.2%

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Results at-large



President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Donald Trump

In the presidential primaries, Guam voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party may only vote in their party's primary, while voters who are unaffiliated may choose any one primary in which to vote.


Primary electionsEdit

Republican caucusEdit

The Republican caucus took place on March 12, 2016:

Guam Republican territorial caucus, March 12, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
  Donald Trump 0 9 9
Ted Cruz 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 0 9 9
Source: The Green Papers

Gov. Eddie Calvo, one of the delegates from Guam, had announced his support for Cruz prior to the March 12 Guam caucus. But, the slate of delegates all committed to Trump after both Cruz and Kasich dropped out.[1]

Democratic caucusEdit

The Democratic caucus took place on May 7, 2016.

e • d Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Guam, 2016
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 777 59.5% 4 5 9
Bernie Sanders 528 40.5% 3 0 3
Uncommitted N/A 0 0 0
Total 1305 100% 7 5 12
Source: The Green Papers

November straw pollEdit

Though the votes of Guam citizens do not count in the November general election, the territory nonetheless conducts a straw poll to gauge islanders' preference for president in 2016. The poll has been held in Guam during every presidential election since 1980.[2] In every election between 1984 and 2012, the outcome of the poll had aligned with the results of the mainland.[2] Beyond the nominees of the Democratic Party and Republican Party, Socialist Party USA nominee Mimi Soltysik appeared on the ballot.[3]

The 2016 straw poll favored nominee Clinton over Trump by approximately three to one.[4][5] It was the first time since 1980 that the poll failed to predict the outcome of the election (though it did accurately forecast the winner of the popular vote).

United States presidential election in Guam, 2016[6]
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 23,052 71.62%
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 7,779 24.17%
Socialist Mimi Soltysik Angela Nicole Walker 1,357 4.22%
Totals 32,188 100.00%


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