Guam- The Guam Election Commission Board of Directors was supposed to meet Wednesday evening at 5 pm to discuss the unofficial results of the General Election. However, Executive Director John Blas announced Acting Board Chairperson Alice Taijeron was ill and the board did not have enough members to have a quorum. Representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties were also present during this announcement.
The board, instead, has rescheduled the meeting to this Friday, November 5 at 4 pm in the GCIC Building.
When asked about if a recount was necessary, Board member Joe Mesa told PNC he didn’t know at this point. However, John Blas says “even if it’s obvious, we have to let the board decide.” Blas and Legal Counsel Rawlen Mantanona also clarified not to call the “perceived winner” of the gubernatorial race Governor-Elect or Lt. Governor-Elect yet. Both say once the unofficial election results are certified, then the proper terminology can be used.
No precinct by precinct breakdown reports are available as of newstime. GEC also does not have the total numbers available for voter turnout. However, while PNC was at Election Central early this morning during the tabulations, Blas told us he felt turnout was great in all the precincts he visited.
Again, the board will be meeting on Friday at 4 pm to continue discussions on all matters surrounding the General Election.