Democratic primary results

Polls closed at 8 p.m. The following are the unofficial results from the Department of Elections as districts report: 420 of 436 Precincts Reporting – Incumbent U.S. Senate: Chris Coons* 73.17%, Jess Scarane 26.31% Governor: John Carney* 84.98%, David L. Williams Jr. 15.02% Insurance commissioner: Trinidad Navarro* 64.14%, Kayode Abegunde 35.86% Kent County Levy Court […]

Biden hits campaign trail, blames Trump for city violence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Declaring President Donald Trump a “toxic presence,” Joe Biden forcefully condemned the violence at recent protests while also blaming Trump for fomenting the divide that’s sparking it. “He doesn’t want to shed light, he wants to generate heat, and he’s stoking violence in our cities,” Biden said Monday. “He can’t stop the […]

Biden accepts challenge: Takes Democratic nomination, eyes Trump

WILMINGTON — The Democratic National Convention may be over, but Delaware’s time in the spotlight is just beginning. The fourth and final day of the convention wrapped up Thursday, with Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and making his case to the American people. Carrying the theme of “America’s Promise,” the […]

Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump

NEW YORK — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee Tuesday night, as party officials and activists from across the nation gave the former vice president their overwhelming support during his party’s all-virtual national convention. The moment marked a political high point for Biden, who had sought the presidency twice before and […]

Left and not-so-left unite against Trump at DNC convention

NEW YORK — Joe Biden introduced the breadth of his political coalition to a nation in crisis Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, giving voice to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the related economic downturn and police violence and featuring both progressive Democrats and Republicans united against President Donald Trump’s reelection. In taped excerpts […]

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out. The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her prominence in a crucial battleground state and her aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak there. But by late spring, the nation was in the midst of a […]

Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

WILMINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing […]

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries. On […]

Commentary: Bernie’s move will influence Biden

By Frank Daniels As we begin to possibly see the light at the end of the tunnel with the coronavirus pandemic, politics will once again start creeping into our lives.  The announcement by Bernie Sanders to suspend his campaign, yet stay on the ballet to accumulate more delegates, is a very loud signal that he […]

Letter to the Editor: A disappointing Democratic political event

A widely covered six-governor news teleconference regarding the coronaviris crisis and putting the country back to work was held on April 13. Hosted by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the event was touted in the opening statement as governors acting in unison on when to safely return to normalcy. His fellow Democratic governors of […]