Former Attorney General Doug Moylan is poised to have his job back after a razor-thin win of 77 votes over incumbent Leevin Camacho in the race for attorney general.
Moylan got 14,952 votes or 46.26% of the votes cast for the office, versus Camacho’s 14,875 or 46.02%, based on unofficial election results.
“My mandate is very clear, from the people, which is to make Guam safe again and I will be doing that in the four years that people have put me in this position,” Moylan said after all 67 precincts were counted by the Guam Election Commission around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Camacho, as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, had not responded to a request for comment on the results of the attorney general race.
Attorney Peter J. Santos, who ran as a write-in candidate for attorney general, said he’s “encouraged” by the nearly 8% write-in votes.
“Traditionally, write-ins get less than 2%. I am encouraged; 1,285 undervotes showed that a lot of people were unhappy with both Doug and Leevin,” Santos said.
”I know there are provisions on automatic recounts and whether a candidate has to request it. But at this point, I’m going to enjoy the day with our voters that a change is coming to that AG’s office,” he said.
Guam election law calls for an automatic recount when the difference between candidates is within 2%.
His first course of action, Moylan said, will be to immediately analyze what’s happened in the Office of the Attorney General.
“And I’m not talking (about) January. I’m talking about in the next few days to start analyzing where the problems are in the AG’s office, what type of staffing pattern they