Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

WASHINGTON — Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace proposals to combat climate change and institutional racism while expanding health care coverage and rebuilding a coronavirus-ravaged economy. But they stopped short of urging Biden’s […]

Trump, Biden win primary that draws record absentee votes

President Donald Trump and Delaware’s Joe Biden won their respective primaries Tuesday in an election that drew unusually high numbers of absentee ballots. President Donald Trump lead the Republican ticket with more than 23,000 votes, 87% of those cast, to businessman Rocky De La Fuente’s nearly 3,300 or 12%. For President Trump, 7,136 were cast […]

Smyrna’s Graham joining race for Delaware governor

DOVER — On Monday, past statewide candidate David C. Graham joined the race for governor when filing to enter the Delaware Republican primary on Sept. 15. Five previous times, Mr. Graham’s bid for elected office fell short – he ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2010 and 2014 and governor in 2004, 2008 and 2012. […]

Willey challenges Baltazar-Lopez for Milford school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Absentee ballots skyrocket ahead of Delaware presidential primary

Delaware polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 tonight. (Delaware State News/Andrew West)

DOVER — Tuesday’s presidential primary in Delaware will see an unprecedented number of absentee ballots submitted, likely a result of the state of emergency order by Gov. John Carney as new COVID-19 cases continue to rise. State Election Commissioner Anthony Albence said on Monday the state had received 53,000 absentee ballots, a very high count […]

Millennial Summit’s ‘Your Vision, Your Vote’ begins soon

WILMINGTON — The Millennial Summit announced its lineup of free virtual speakers all approaching the topic of “Your Vision, Your Vote.”The Millennial Summit free virtual speaker series is hosted by former CNN foreign correspondent and University of Delaware professor Ralph Begleiter. Mr. Begleiter will be joined each week by a different guest speaker on the […]

Ex-Bush officials launch super PAC backing Biden over Trump

WASHINGTON — A group of former George W. Bush administration and campaign officials have launched a new super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the latest in a growing number of Republican groups to come out in support of Biden over President Donald Trump. The group, 43 Alumni for Biden, has recruited at least […]

Rep. Quinn Johnson retiring

DOVER — Rep. Quinn Johnson, a Middletown Democrat who co-chairs the influential budget-writing panel, announced Monday he will not seek another term in the legislature. Expressing a desire to spend more time with family, Rep. Johnson told colleagues his seat will be open this fall. “It’s time for me to say thank you. I will […]

State Sen. Bonini running for governor again

DOVER — Backed by “significant financial support,” state Sen. Colin Bonini is running for governor. Sen. Bonini, a Dover Republican who lost to Democratic Gov. John Carney in 2016, announced Friday he plans to seek the governor’s office again. Echoing many of the same themes from 2016, he said the state has been going nowhere […]

Commentary: COVID-19 mail-in voting can be done without large price tag

By Rep. Bryan Shupe The state House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow voters concerned about exposure to COVID-19 to cast their ballots by mail. Under House Bill 346, every registered voter in the state would be sent an application for a mail-in ballot for the state primary in September and […]