|2012 POLLS (Obama vs. Romney)|
2010 Census Reapportionment: As it has since 1789 (except for two elections), Delaware will remain at 3 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Delaware, the first state, joined the Union in December 1787 and has participated in all 57 presidential elections. For 55 of those elections, the state has had three electoral votes – it contributed four in 1812 and 1820. The fact that Delaware sided with the Republicans throughout most of the 20th century can be partially attributed to the presence of the DuPont Company and the Du Pont family and their effect on state politics. That influence waned toward the end of the century as Delaware’s businesses became more diversified. Like many northeastern states, Delaware has voted Democratic in the last six elections, with Barack Obama beating Mitt Romney by a margin of 59% to 40% in 2012.