Joe Biden clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday here on Guam after the island’s Democratic Party selected five delegates who are pledged to vote for the former vice-president at the August Democratic National Convention.
Guam Democrats held a drive-through presidential caucus under the breezeway at Adelup on Saturday.
Hundreds took part, driving up to the breezeway with masks on to cast their votes from inside their vehicles in line with the coronavirus social distancing restrictions.
“Today is our Democratic Party conference, the election of officials that will be going to the Democratic National Convention to vote for the nominee for the Democratic Party. So it’s a very important civic and party election,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said.
Of the seven delegates chosen, five are committed to vote for Joe Biden while two are pledged to Bernie Sanders.
Those five Biden delegates were enough to push the former vice president over the top, giving him the 1,991 delegates he needs to claim the Democratic presidential nomination on the first ballot.
“This is our only opportunity as Democrats to participate in the selection of a president and I’m very proud to select Joe Biden as my preference and to encourage him to win this election to help our country,” Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio said.
Sarah Thomas-Nededog was also elected Guam State Party Chair.
The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee Wisconsin from August 17 to August 20.