Bush wins Guam, err won

November 7, 2000 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Bush wins Guam, err won
This is legal! Guam is 15 hours ahead of the East Coast. They were voting while you were sleeping last night.
posted by rschram (9 comments total)
Guam can vote? How? Why? Puerto Rico can't vote for President, and I was under the impression that both were protectorates of the US...
posted by pnevares at 4:24 PM on November 7, 2000

Wah! You've ruined the entire election for me by posting this! :P
posted by darukaru at 4:26 PM on November 7, 2000

Where's Nader?!?
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 4:41 PM on November 7, 2000

Slight problem: Guam has no electors. Any vote for president there was a meaningless referendum.

(Guam is a US Territory, and Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth. I think the last US protectorate, legally, was either Greenland, or the country of Panama.)
posted by dhartung at 5:46 PM on November 7, 2000

Thanks for the clarification, dhartung.
posted by pnevares at 6:07 PM on November 7, 2000

I think the last US protectorate was the Philippines. I don't believe the US has ever had any rights to or responsibilities regarding Greenland, except perhaps briefly during WWII (during the intervals when Denmark was occupied).

Actually, it's possible that the last US protectorate was Okinawa. It hasn't been all that long since we turned it back over to Japan.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 6:33 PM on November 7, 2000

US Imperialists out of Guam!!!
posted by lagado at 7:46 PM on November 7, 2000

Okinawa, good call.

Of course, there's also the Sovereign State of Socialist Berkeley.
posted by dhartung at 12:06 AM on November 9, 2000

Last time I checked, we weren't able to vote. Perhaps Bobo and the rest of the Radio Pacific crew was posting results that they got off the wire?
posted by pinkstar at 1:54 AM on August 21, 2001

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