Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2008 CNMI Election Results

I got up early this morning and drove over to the Multi-purpose Building in Susupe to get the vote count so that I could be the first to put it on my blog. 9289 votes were cast yesterday. Here is the breakdown:

Davis, John Henry Jr. (I)
139 (1.5%)

Won, Chong Man (I)
219 (2.4%)

Atalig, Felipe Quitugua (I)
233 (2.5%)

Cing, David Mendiola (D)
270 (2.9%)

Crisostimo, Luis Palacios (I)
879 (9.5%)

Lizama, Juan Tudela (I)
1611 (17.3%)

Gonzales, John Oliver Delos Santos (I)
1740 (18.7%)

Tenorio, Pedro Agulto (R)
1919 (20.7%)

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho (I)
2279 (24.5%)

There are still up to 1200 absentee ballots out there. Even taking that into account, Greg "Kilili" Camacho Sablan has a commanding 360 (3.8%) vote lead over second place Pete A. Tenorio.

The Saipan Blog hereby declares Greg Sablan as the first Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Delegate!!!

Congratulations to Greg and all the other candidates.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I may end up eating my words if Tenorio pulls a come from behind win. He would have to get 361 more absentee ballots than Sablan.

So, say for example Sablan only gets 10% of the absentee ballots. That would be about 100 ballots. In this worst/best case scenario, Tenorio would have to garner 461 absentee ballots to come from behind and win.

That's about 50% of the absentee ballots.

So yes, there is a chance that Sablan will not win, but it is very unlikely.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I also want to say that John Gonzales is a rising star. He did very well and we will see more of him in the years to come.

Lil' Hammerhead said...

I'm just glad people were smart enough to keep Crisostomo, Cing,and Atalig out.

John Gonzales has run and run and run.. he's not a rising star.. he's a struggling star. The problem with John is 1)He won't give straight answers, 2)He came out early on and stated that he was going to be the governor, 3)Only pulls out his Filipino heritage when he thinks it might help him. John will never progress beyond being a candidate.

P.S.- My blog has declared Kilili the victor

AsianLes said...

Of the 4 candidates that were invited to the CREAM(Coalition for the Recognition of Ethnic American Minorities) Forum, only Mr. Greg "Kilili" Sablan had the courtesy to show up.

The purpose of the forum was for us to see who would best serve the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and would therefore gain our endorsement.

Many of us were expecting to hear from Mr. Gonzales himself, considering that he is part filipino, Mr. Lizama who is married to a Japanese, and Mr. Tenorio who is pro-federalization. Somehow, they declined to let themselves be heard and apparently did not see the importance that EVERY VOTE COUNTS. Aren't they forgetting that we too have many brothers, sisters, and friends who are registered voters of the CNMI but are off-island? Whoever their political advisers are-made a mistake by ignoring the invitation to be heard.

Biba Kilili! Thank you for hearing us out! We know that you can make a difference in our economy!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I thought I declared Kilili the victor?

Lil' Hammerhead said...

You did! I should read the whole post before commenting eh?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I disagree with you on John. He has a lot to offer the CNMI.

...and everyone wants to be the governor here.

When I was growing up in the States, people would tell me that I'd be a successful businessman or doctor or lawyer.

On Saipan, when someone is seen as doing well, everyone says, "He's going to run for office."

I think for a lot of people on this island winning an elected seat is the height of success.

John was just saying, "I want to be successful."

That's my translation anyway.