Delaware

Delaware, the first state, joined the Union in December 1787 and has participated in all 59 presidential elections. For 56 of those elections, the state has had three electoral votes – it had four during the 1810s. 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 eight elections, with Joe Biden beating Donald Trump by 19% points in 2020. This margin was up from 2016, when Hillary Clinton won by about 11% but is nearly identical to 2012, when Biden was reelected as vice president.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Biden Wins
2020 Delaware Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
58.7% 39.8%
2016
53.1% 41.7%
2012
58.6% 40.0%
2008
61.9% 37.0%
2004
53.4% 45.8%
2000
55.0% 41.9%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
D
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Electoral College Votes

Federalist
Democratic-Republican
National Republican
Whig
Democratic
Republican

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

Gray indicates available electoral votes that were either not cast or cast for a candidate not on the ballot.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
R
R
D
D
D
D
2
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
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Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Governor Voting History

1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.