The First State

Liberty and Independence


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.