Commentary: The high price of voting in Delaware

How we vote is now a national discussion. Long gone are the days of lever machines and hanging chads. Americans and Delawareans have gone through many phases including electronic voting. In 2016 the issue of cyber security made the need for new voting infrastructure immediate because states like Delaware were voting on hackable machines with […]

Voter apathy can’t be legislated away

As a conservative and a Constitutionalist, I find it bad enough that our photogenic governor has to have his mug on our pages 3-5 times a week, but for the paper to reprint what would have best been left on his webpage in the commentary section is simply nauseating. This guy has routinely proven that […]

Speak Out: Voting changes

Democrats on Wednesday filed three bills that would establish early voting and same-day voter registration and move the primary election from September to April. • I am registered as unaffiliated because I don’t want to be associated with either party. I support what’s right, not what’s best for a party. I am banned from choosing […]

Letter to the Editor: Securing elections a must

I read Gov. Carney’s commentary in the paper (“Remove barriers to voting,” Jan. 8) and I pretty much agree with everything. Registering should not be a difficult task. What concerned me was him not mentioning anything about securing our elections. How about some voter ID at the polls? And severe penalties for those who abuse […]

Speak Out: Voting ‘barriers’

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Gov. John Carney headlined “Let’s remove the barriers to voting in Delaware.” • The real problem, as Gov. Carney stated, is voter apathy, which is primarily due to politicians not doing what they promised. Having said that, I would vote no to same-day registration but yes to the […]

Commentary: Let’s remove the barriers to voting in Delaware

I was in Millsboro on Election Day, and in addition to greeting old friends as they went to the polls, I had an especially meaningful experience. A young man was walking nervously toward the fire station that doubled as his polling place. As I stuck out my hand to introduce myself, he said, “Do you […]

Elizabeth Warren makes big move toward 2020 presidential run

WASHINGTON – Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” the […]

As rain falls, Delaware voters pour into polls

This post will be updated throughout the day. Election polls close at 8 p.m. * * * * * * In Leipsic late this afternoon,  Ronnette Brown lamented “all the negative ads coming from the White House, which is destroying our country. Times are so scary with all the hate that are dragging us down. […]

Tuesday’s election could be historic in Delaware

DOVER — When Delaware voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will have a chance to reshape the state’s politics — at least in the short term, Republicans can vote Sen. Tom Carper out of office, ending an eight-year run of an entirely Democratic congressional delegation and can flip the state Senate to the GOP […]

Blunt Rochester expected to coast to a second term

DOVER — Scott Walker has been officially disavowed by his party. He’s raised no money. Among political insiders and observers, he’s practically a laughingstock, the mere mention of his name a reminder that this guy somehow won a Republican primary. His opponent, Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, has said the right things about not taking […]