Delaware is Joe Biden’s home state, in which Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden received an almost equal number of machine votes on election day; Biden receiving 168,371 and Trump receiving 168,579. Absentee votes made the difference in Delaware; Biden received 127,897 while Trump received only 32,024. Overall 509,241 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 70%. Joe Biden won Delaware’s 3 electoral votes with 58.7% of the popular vote. Delaware has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992.
Delaware has a bicameral legislature with 21 senators and 41 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2009. Governor John Carney (D) is not eligible for re-election in 2022, due to term limit restrictions.