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Delaware GOP leaders: Party needs change to win

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

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 …

Jane Brady

Republican chair asks NCC election officials to resign

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The chair of the Delaware Republican Party is calling for two election officials to resign after an election she calls “flawed in ways Delaware has never experienced, and should never experience again.” According to GOP leader Jane Brady, “ineffective and incompetent management” caused 10 or more polling locations to run out of ballots, stopping voting in some of those locations …


Elections Dept. says voting machine issues won’t happen again

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Elections has taken steps to ensure polling places never run out of ballots again, officials said during a Board of Elections meeting Monday night. The announcement came after several polling places in New Castle County ran out of ballot activation cards during the Nov. 8 general election. Activation cards refer to the blank pieces of paper …

Rep. Mike Ramone, left (State of Delaware) won the election over Dr. Frank Burns (Facebook/Frank Burns)

Rep. Mike Ramone prevails in election recount

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A recount in a northern Delaware state representative race confirmed the earlier reported results. Rep. Mike Ramone, R-Pike Creek, defeated Democrat Frank Burns by 41 votes in the recount — up from 35 votes in the earlier count. “One of the most important parts of our elections is the integrity of the system,” Ramone said. “I am proud to be …

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Kent and Sussex vote red; not enough to overcome deep-blue NCC

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Democratic candidates for U.S. House, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor swept Delaware’s general election — and they did it without the help of Kent and Sussex Counties. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings, Colleen Davis and Lydia York lost in Kent and Sussex, but the Democratic vote north of the canal was too much for Republicans to overcome. U.S. …


Voters head to the polls in Delaware’s general election

Charlie Megginson, Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

With hours to go before polls close, nearly 200,000 Delawareans have already cast their ballots in the 2022 general election. If you haven’t voted yet (and you want to), here’s where you should go and what you should do. Of the votes already cast, about 48% have been by Democrats, 33% by Republicans, and 18% by people who belong to …

Election Results

Delaware election results 2022

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Jump to: Statewide candidates State Senate candidates State House candidates County candidates New Castle County Kent County Sussex County Republicans who predicted a red wave in Delaware’s 2022 general election were sorely mistaken. None of the Republican candidates for statewide office were successful in the election that brought out about 43% of registered voters. Lee Murphy, GOP candidate for Delaware’s …

Return Day

From politics to parties, this tradition dates back to 1812

Ken Mammarella, Delaware Journalism Collaborative Headlines, Culture

Delaware LIVE News is part of the Delaware Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of local news and community organizations working to bridge divides statewide. Learn more here. This is the story of cockfighting and barbecued chicken, of oxcarts and ox roasts, of political parties and alcohol-fueled parties and of at least one death. This is the story of Delaware’s Return Day, an …


Where and how to vote in Tuesday’s general election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The general election is finally here. If you haven’t already voted absentee or at an early voting location, your only options are to cast your ballot in person Tuesday or drop your absentee ballot off at your county election office. The general election will be held Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling …


State Senate candidate says she received death threats online

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Republican Delaware state Senate candidate has filed reports with the New Castle County Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation alleging that she received death threats on Facebook. Brenda Mennella, a U.S. Army veteran and elementary school teacher running for the 9th Senate District, said she was shocked and upset that someone would threaten harm against her. In screenshots …