Democrats backtrack on call for open primary


The Democratic Party of Guam has reversed its decision to hold a closed primary election.

PNC’s Damen Michael has the update on this story


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The Guam Election Commission, in a letter to the Democratic Party of Guam, stated that “it would be difficult to plan and conduct a closed primary election at this time.”

With this, the party’s central executive committee has voted to allow for its democratic primary election to remain open to non-affiliated voters.

Last month – the democratic party voted to have an exclusive primary election.

In an interview on NewsTalk K57 with Patti Arroyo, this morning Tony Babauta, chairman of the Democratic Party of Guam, stated, “they are keeping their mark to be able to do a closed election in future primary elections. He also adds that the Democratic Party of Guam wants to work closely with GEC to figure out the logistic part to carry a closed primary election out,”

There might be a two-horse race for the Democratic Ticket, with current Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, and Lt. Governor, Josh Tenorio, possibly facing off against Michael San Nicolas and Sabrina Mattanane.

According to Babauta with this situation, you have to wait till the last day candidates have for their registration packets to find out what anyone will actually be doing.

Damen Michael PNC News First.