Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON— Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. The Vermont […]

Wisconsin voting underway despite virus

MADISON, Wis. — Voters lined up to cast ballots across Wisconsin on Tuesday, ignoring a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in the state’s presidential primary election. The lines were particularly long in Milwaukee, the state’s largest city and a Democratic stronghold, where just five of 180 traditional polling places were […]

Wisconsin governor delays election, prompts court challenge

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday moved to postpone the state’s presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. The executive order from Evers, a Democrat, would delay in-person […]

Wisconsin moves ahead with primary, awaits Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin moved forward Monday with plans to hold in-person voting for its presidential primary on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic with help from National Guard members staffing the polls, even as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to intervene. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who had originally pushed for the election to proceed […]

Delaware preparing for June 2 presidential primary

DOVER — For now, at least, Delawareans are scheduled to cast their ballots for presidential candidates for the first time on June 2. The First State’s presidential primary election, originally slated for April 28, was pushed back last week due to the coronavirus outbreak. While it remains to be seen whether more delays will be […]

Delaware moves primary, suspends evictions, foreclosures as coronavirus cases move to 104

DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday the state will suspend evictions and foreclosures during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and will move its presidential primary election from April 28 to June 2. Issued as part of the sixth update to a state of emergency first declared on March 12, the order also prohibits both landlords […]

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President […]

With 2 more victories, Biden pulls further away from Sanders

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden swept to easy victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. The former vice president’s third big night in as many weeks came amid tremendous uncertainty confronting the Democratic contest […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t underestimate Blunt Rochester

Letters to the Editor

For those letter writers who are having difficulty accepting our U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester’s recent acceptance as co-chair for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and being fearful of her not being able to attend to her responsibilities as Delaware’s representative in Congress, I say to you: You underestimate Lisa. I followed her career when she […]

Coronavirus concerns have kept our reporters and editors busy

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** News from the past week certainly seems unprecedented. Indeed, our staff was challenged to keep up with so many coronavirus-related developments and precautions. On Thursday, we experienced a whirlwind of updates and cancellations. We’re doing our best to post content at delawarestatenews.net as […]