Elections 2020

State Facts

Capitol:Dover
Nickname:First State; Diamond State
Bird:Blue Hen Chicken
Motto:Liberty and Independence

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama:58.6%
Mitt Romney:40.0%

2008

Barack Obama:61.9%
John McCain:36.9%

2004

John Kerry:53.3%
George Bush:45.8%

2000

Al Gore:55.0%
Ralph Nader:2.5%
George Bush:41.9%

1996

Bill Clinton:51.8%
Ross Perot:10.6%
Bob Dole:36.6%

1992

Bill Clinton:43.5%
Ross Perot:20.4%
George Bush:35.3%

1988

Michael Dukakis:43.5%
George Bush:55.9%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Christopher CoonsDemocrat130,65555.8%
Kevin WadeRepublican98,82342.2%

2014 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Carl SminkRepublican5,84824.3%
Kevin WadeRepublican18,18175.7%

2012 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Alexander PiresDe Ind Pty15,3003.8%
Thomas CarperDemocratic265,41566.4%
Kevin WadeRepublican115,70029.0%

2012 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack MarkellDemocratic275,99369.3%
Jeffrey CraggRepublican113,79328.6%

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Glenn MillerDe Ind Pty8,2012.7%
Christopher CoonsDemocratic174,01256.6%
Christine O'DonnellRepublican123,05340.0%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CastleRepublican27,02146.9%
Christine O'DonnellRepublican30,56353.1%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John CarneyDemocratic36,11248.8%
Jack MarkellDemocratic37,84951.2%

2008 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe BidenDemocratic257,53964.7%
Christine O'DonnellRepublican140,59535.3%

2008 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack MarkellDemocratic266,86167.5%
William LeeRepublican126,66232.0%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
William LeeRepublican20,82671.9%
Michael ProtackRepublican8,14628.1%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thomas CarperDemocratic170,56770.2%
Jan TingRepublican69,73428.7%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Christine O'DonnellRepublican2,50517.4%
Michael ProtackRepublican5,77140.1%
Jan TingRepublican6,11042.5%

2004 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ruth MinnerDemocratic185,68750.9%
Frank InfanteIndependent12,2063.3%
William LeeRepublican167,11545.8%

2004 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
David GrahamRepublican1,2926.0%
William LeeRepublican15,27070.5%
Michael ProtackRepublican5,10823.6%

2002 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joseph Biden Jr.Democratic135,25358.2%
Raymond ClatworthyRepublican94,79340.8%

2000 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ruth MinnerDemocratic191,69559.2%
John BurrisRepublican128,60339.7%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thomas CarperDemocratic181,56655.5%
William Roth Jr.Republican142,89143.7%

2000 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John BurrisRepublican13,89350.1%
William LeeRepublican13,84749.9%

1996 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joseph Biden Jr.Democratic165,46560.0%
Raymond ClatworthyRepublican105,08838.1%

1996 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thomas CarperDemocratic188,30069.5%
Janet RzewnickiRepublican82,65430.5%

1996 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Raymond ClatworthyRepublican18,63882.2%
Vance PhillipsRepublican3,30714.6%
Wilfred PlomisRepublican7173.2%

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