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.
Non-binding preference poll
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.
The Republican caucus took place on March 12, 2016:
|Guam Republican territorial caucus, March 12, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|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.
The Democratic caucus took place on May 7, 2016.
|Candidate||Popular vote||Estimated delegates|
|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. In every election between 1984 and 2012, the outcome of the poll had aligned with the results of the mainland. Beyond the nominees of the Democratic Party and Republican Party, Socialist Party USA nominee Mimi Soltysik appeared on the ballot.
The 2016 straw poll favored nominee Clinton over Trump by approximately three to one. 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|
|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%|
- "Guam's Straw Poll Picks Obama, Overwhelmingly." National Public Radio. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
- Winger, Richard (September 25, 2016). "Socialist Party is Only Party, Besides Republicans and Democrats, to File for Guam Advisory Presidential Vote". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- "2016 Guam General Election: Unofficial", Post Guam, November 9, 2016
- Dana Williams (November 9, 2016), "Guam, which has historically predicted election winner, picks Clinton", Pacific Daily News, Guam – via USA Today
- "GUAM OFFICIAL RESULTS GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2016". Guam Election Commission. November 28, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2017.