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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

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Coons Democrat 130,655 55.8%
Kevin Wade Republican 98,823 42.2%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Carl Smink Republican 5,848 24.3%
Kevin Wade Republican 18,181 75.7%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alexander Pires De Ind Pty 15,300 3.8%
Thomas Carper Democratic 265,415 66.4%
Kevin Wade Republican 115,700 29.0%

2012 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Markell Democratic 275,993 69.3%
Jeffrey Cragg Republican 113,793 28.6%

2010 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Glenn Miller De Ind Pty 8,201 2.7%
Christopher Coons Democratic 174,012 56.6%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 123,053 40.0%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Michael Castle Republican 27,021 46.9%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 30,563 53.1%

2008 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Carney Democratic 36,112 48.8%
Jack Markell Democratic 37,849 51.2%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Biden Democratic 257,539 64.7%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 140,595 35.3%

2008 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Markell Democratic 266,861 67.5%
William Lee Republican 126,662 32.0%

2008 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
William Lee Republican 20,826 71.9%
Michael Protack Republican 8,146 28.1%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 170,567 70.2%
Jan Ting Republican 69,734 28.7%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine O'Donnell Republican 2,505 17.4%
Michael Protack Republican 5,771 40.1%
Jan Ting Republican 6,110 42.5%

2004 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Minner Democratic 185,687 50.9%
Frank Infante Independent 12,206 3.3%
William Lee Republican 167,115 45.8%

2004 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Graham Republican 1,292 6.0%
William Lee Republican 15,270 70.5%
Michael Protack Republican 5,108 23.6%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Biden Jr. Democratic 135,253 58.2%
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 94,793 40.8%

2000 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Minner Democratic 191,695 59.2%
John Burris Republican 128,603 39.7%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 181,566 55.5%
William Roth Jr. Republican 142,891 43.7%

2000 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Burris Republican 13,893 50.1%
William Lee Republican 13,847 49.9%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Biden Jr. Democratic 165,465 60.0%
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 105,088 38.1%

1996 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 188,300 69.5%
Janet Rzewnicki Republican 82,654 30.5%

1996 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 18,638 82.2%
Vance Phillips Republican 3,307 14.6%
Wilfred Plomis Republican 717 3.2%