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Democrats solidify control of Delaware government

Nov. 09, 2022 02:50 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Democrats solidified their hold on state government Tuesday, winning all statewide races and picking up another seat in the state Senate. Democrats went into the election already in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, the governor’s...

Rochester defeats Murphy again in Delaware House contest

Nov. 08, 2022 21:16 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester won reelection to Delaware’s lone seat in the U.S. House on Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Lee Murphy to win a fourth term in Congress. The race was a repeat of 2020, when Blunt Rochester easily defeated Murphy. ...

Democrat Lisa Rochester wins reelection to U.S. House in Delaware's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 20:44 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Lisa Rochester wins reelection to U.S. House in Delaware's 1st Congressional District.

Democratic incumbents spending big in final days of campaign

Nov. 07, 2022 17:56 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Spending in the waning days of this year’s campaign season by some Delaware Democrats seeking to remain in office has dwarfed that of their Republican challengers, according to finance reports. For the three-week period ending Nov. 1, Democratic state Sen....

Rochester, Murphy face off again in Delaware House contest

Nov. 07, 2022 14:48 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The only federal race on Delaware’s ballot this year is a rematch between incumbent Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester and Republican Lee Murphy for the state’s lone U.S. House seat. Blunt Rochester, a former state labor secretary, was elected to the House in 2016...

Delaware: What to expect on election night

Nov. 03, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

Voters in President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware did most of their civic duty during the September primary, which tends to be where the competition in this true blue state happens. And it was no run-of-the-mill primary. In the most conspicuous race, political newcomer Lydia...

Delaware justices nix vote-by-mail, same-day registration

Oct. 07, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — New state laws allowing universal voting by mail and Election Day registration are unconstitutional, Delaware's Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a three-page order, the justices said the vote-by-mail statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters...

Delaware justices eye vote by mail, same-day registration

Oct. 06, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Democratic attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling declaring a new vote-by-mail law unconstitutional and prohibiting voting by mail in the upcoming November election. The justices heard arguments Thursday in...

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...

Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...