As Goes Guam…..
Mitt Romney has won all of Guam’s delegates to the Republican National Convention:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.
The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.
“I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam,” Romney said in a statement after the vote. “The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves.”
Guam’s delegates represent less than 1% of the 1,144 votes needed to win the Republican nomination. While the delegates of the pacific island are unpledged, the unanimous support ensures that all nine will vote to nominate Romney at the national convention this August in Tampa, Florida.
The support of Guam’s Republicans brings Romney’s current delegate count to 438, CNN estimates.
Personally I’ve never quite understood why either political party invites delegates to its national convention from territories that will not be able to vote for President but, I suppose, the more the merrier.