Arnold "Dave" Davis: The Outsider. Who is this 'white man' who dared to challenge


Arnold “Dave” Davis

Arnold “Dave” Davis

Arnold “Dave” Davis is a name we’ve seen in countless headlines and heard in everyday conversations for years. He’s mostly known as the grey-haired “white man,” who sued the Guam Election Commission for denying his registry to vote in the plebiscite because he is a non-Chamorro. Arnold “Dave” Davis is a name some people despise, but others, mostly without saying it out loud, thank him for what he has done.

After six years of legal battle, Davis may have forever changed voting in Guam when a federal judge sided with his claim that the plebiscite law is unconstitutional.

“The U.S. Constitution does not permit for the government to exclude otherwise qualified voters in participating in an election, where public issues are decided simply because those otherwise qualified voters do not have the correct ancestry or bloodline,” Federal Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood said in a March 8 ruling.