It may not seem like much, but it’s an important note because Guam has historically been a reliable predictor of how the presidential race will go, and Guam has gone overwhelmingly with Hillary Clinton this year.
With 32,071 voters casting ballots, Democrat Clinton received 71.63% of the vote. RepublicanDonald Trump received 24.16%, and Socialist candidate Emidio Soltysik — the only third-party candidate on the ballot — received 4.22%.
Although all voters here are American citizens, their votes in the presidential race do not count because Guam has no representation in the Electoral College. Unlike U.S. citizens who live in foreign countries, Guam residents are not allowed to vote absentee from states.
While the result of the Guam election has no bearing on the national election, it may be an indicator of how the rest of the country will vote. Residents here have correctly chosen the winner of each presidential race since 1980, when the first straw poll for president was conducted.
Now, historically accurate picks have been all over the map this year. A professor who always gets it right picked Trump, while other predictors have gone with Hillary. It’s been all over, and the race is still close enough that anything really could happen.
However, as far as actual results go, this is the first and best indicator we’ve got on the state of the race.