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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, March 09, 2004

    Kerry wins American Samoa - quietly 

    In case you missed it - and you wouldn't be alone if you did - American Samoa had its Democratic primary on Monday. Six delegates were at stake and John Kerry won them.

    Yet even Kerry's Web site doesn't mention the win, nor do the online versions of the Samoa Observer, the Samoa News or the Samoa Post.

    According to a Samoan government Web site, American Samoa was "deeded to the United States by the Samoan chiefs under a Treaty of Cession in 1900," and "is the only American possession to gain US protectorate status without violent conflict." The only U.S. territory in the southern hemisphere, it is home to 65,000 people.

    - Ellen Dunkel, Knight Ridder Digital

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 5:56 PM



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