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Del. Supreme Court vacates lower court absentee ballot ruling

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling on absentee ballots in a unanimous vote, saying neither of the plaintiffs had standing to sue. While Democrats celebrated the decision, Republicans pointed out that the decision said nothing about the merits of the case, which focused on whether the state director of elections could choose voting by machine …

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GOP’s Mike Ramone to file Monday to run for governor

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Rep. Mike Ramone plans to file Monday to run for governor of Delaware as a Republican. Ramone, 62, who’s represented the Newark and Pike Creek area in the Delaware House of Representatives for 16 years, has an extensive list of platform issues, largely revolving around efficient government, taxes, education and the failure of the Democrats, who he says have controlled …

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60 attend GOP’s Bellefonte town hall about electric vehicles

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

NOTE: This has been edited to correct information in speakers’ presentations. Most of the 60 people who showed up at the Thursday Delaware GOP town hall about a state electric vehicle mandate were clearly and adamantly opposed to it. A few, apparently members of the Sierra Club, which encouraged people to attend, spoke out in favor. One agitated woman who …

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Delaware GOP sets 5 town halls on electric vehicle mandate

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware GOP has scheduled five town hall meetings during the next two weeks that will focus on Gov. John Carney’s electric vehicle mandate. That mandate to make 35% of new vehicles electric in Delaware by 2025 and 100% of new vehicle sales electric by 2035, is expected to trigger a raft of new regulations from the Delaware Department of …

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State GOP chair calls on Democrats to return FTX donation

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The chair of the Delaware Republican Party has called on the state’s Democratic Party to reject a donation from disgraced cryptocurrency entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried contributed $9,756.20 to the Democratic State Committee of Delaware on Aug. 31, 2022, according to the Federal Election Commission. Attempts were not successful to obtain comment from the Delaware Democrats. The contribution does not appear …

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ICYMI: Delaware GOP needs to change, leaders say

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Government

Republicans did not fare well in Delaware’s Nov. 8 election. Democrats widened their majority in the state Senate, maintained the balance of power in the House, and won every election for statewide elected offices. In the wake of the Republican wallop, some party leaders are hoping the party will begin to move in a more productive direction — one that …

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Delaware governor signs vote by mail, same-day registration

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

In a private ceremony Friday, Gov. John Carney signed two Democrat-backed bills to allow voters to request mail-in ballots and register to vote on election day.  In response, Delaware Republican Party chairwoman Jane Brady said she’d be holding a press conference Friday afternoon to announce a legal challenge aimed at stopping the laws from taking effect. “When [the bill] first …

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State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charles MegginsonEducation, Headlines, Health

Delaware will require all school teachers, students and staff to wear masks indoors, even for sports.     Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers for those over the age of 2.. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must …