The Green Papers: Delaware 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 September 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:900,877 (0.29% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government

Delaware 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Only registered voters from participating parties may vote in the Primary Election.


Source: Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.

STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS PRIMARY ELECTION 09/13/2016 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE.

STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS GENERAL ELECTION 11/08/2016 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE.

13 September 2016 primary returns from
State Of Delaware Department of Elections.
Results from
AP.


General Candidate Listing from the State Of Delaware Department of Elections.


8 November 2016 returns from the Delaware Election Commissioner.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 32 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 235,603 53.09% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 185,127 41.71% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 14,757 3.33% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 6,103 1.38% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Scattering 1,407 0.32% Other
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 706 0.16% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 74 0.02% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 7 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 4 0.00% Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 3 0.00% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialism and Liberation) 3 0.00% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% David Limbaugh
for Vice President: Bo Ginsrich
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 2 0.00% Ryan Alan Scott
for Vice President: Bruce Kendall Barnard
FEC P60023512
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Equality) 2 0.00% Jerome S. "Jerry" White
for Vice President: Niles Niemuth
FEC P20004677; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,357; Dsb $11,356
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Richard A. Duncan
for Vice President: Ricky Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathy Monahan
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 1 0.00% Star Locke
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249; 30 Sep 16; Tot $12,032; Dsb $4,926
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 1 0.00% Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Ajay Sood
FEC P60020963; 30 Jun 16; Tot $10,347; Dsb $10,189
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Matthew Water Stout
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Shelia Mariah Bolar
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 0 0.00% Paij Jean "Page" Boring
FEC P60016888
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% William Ernest Bowhall, Jr.
FEC P60005899
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Alan "Al-J" Jacquemotte
for Vice President: Ronalee Evelyn "Ronnie" Mueller
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% David Librace
for Vice President: David L. Friedeberg
FEC P60008638; 08 Dec 16; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% William Roger "Roger" Smith
FEC P60018769; 30 Sep 16; Tot $686; Dsb $3
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Delano Aimes Steinacker, II
for Vice President: Ronald K. Crider
FEC P60021631
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 0 0.00% Shawna Joy Sterling
for Vice President: Jack Robinson, Jr.
FEC P60007929
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jennifer J. "JJ" Vogel-Walcutt
for Vice President: Christopher "Chris" Walcutt
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% William Leonard Wallace
FEC P00003897
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
Total 443,814 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
First elected in a special election: 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joe Biden [Democrat] in January 2009 in order to accede to the Vice-Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Governor of DELAWARE to temporarily fill the vacancy.). Re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Jack A. Markell
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 248,404 58.34% Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
16 September 2015: Announced his run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican 166,852 39.18% state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
7 November 2014: Announced his candidacy.
  Candidate Green 5,951 1.40% Andrew R. Groff
  Candidate Libertarian 4,577 1.07% Sean Louis Goward
  Candidate Scattering 28 0.01% Other
  Candidate Write-in     Benjamin Hollinger, Sr.
Total 425,812 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Vacant Office
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 248,141 59.44% state Senator  Bethany Hall-Long
  Candidate Republican 169,291 40.55% La Mar T. Gunn
  Candidate Scattering 57 0.01% Other
Total 417,489 100.00%  
 4 November 2014: Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn, who was first elected in 2008 and re-elected: 2012, is elected as Attorney General. The Delaware Constitution does not specify a method of filling the position of Lieutenant Governor in this situation. A new Lieutenant Governor will be elected in 2016.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  John Charles Carney, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 16 September 2015: Announced he will run for Governor in 2016.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 233,554 55.52% former state Secretary of Labor Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,554,207; Dsb $1,389,213
  Candidate Republican 172,301 40.96% former Wyoming Mayor Hans Reigle
FEC H6DE01071; 31 Dec 16; Tot $221,666; Dsb $221,666
  Candidate Green 8,326 1.98% Mark J. Perri
FEC H6DE00255
  Candidate Libertarian 6,436 1.53% Scott A. Gesty
FEC H2DE00148
  Candidate Scattering 42 0.01% Other
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 14 0.00% Scott Walker
13 September 2016: Lost the Democratic Primary

FEC H6DE00214
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Robert Nelson Franz, III
FEC H6DE00230
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Campbell Smith
FEC H6DE00263
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Rachelle Lee Linney
FEC H6DE00248
Total 420,682 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor 2009-2015 and Commissioner of Insurance 2005-2009.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer  Kenneth "Ken" Simpler
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor  R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
Appointed: 1989 (by Governor Michael N. Castle); first elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Commissioner of Insurance Karen Weldin Stewart
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 13 September 2016 Primary
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 246,428 59.28% New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro
  Candidate Republican 169,228 40.71% Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Cragg
  Candidate Scattering 34 0.01% Other
Total 415,690 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 13 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 5 candidates
  Write-in: 36 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican State Committee of Delaware
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
  The Green Party of Delaware
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  DelawarePolitics.net
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  Dover Post
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  The Sussex Countian - Georgetown
  Wake Up Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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