Trump, Biden Win Their Presidential Primary Elections In Delaware

President Trump and Joe Biden make it official in Delaware. With 99.13% of machine votes counted in Tuesday’s election, President Trump and Joe Biden have won in their parties Presidental Primary elections.

In the Republican Primary, President Trump faced off with Rocky De La Fuente who ran as a Democrat in the 2016 Presidental Primary. Although De La Fuente more than tripled his vote count over the 2016 primary the president walked away with close to 90% of the Republican votes.

Biden won the Democratic Primary with around 90% of the votes after receiving over 41,000 mail-in ballots and just under 40,000 machine votes.

With COVID-19 concerns, mail-in ballot confusion, and the nominations already being locked up, voter turn out was just under 23% of registered voters.  In 2016 29.95% of Democratic registered voters turned out to vote in the Presidential Primary. That same year 37.72% of registered Republicans voted in their Presidential Primary. In 2012 only 16% of registered Republicans voted in that year’s Presidential Primary.

Just after 10:00 Tuesday evening the Department of Elections reported that 436 of 436 districts had reported their votes. The graphic was later removed from their website as numbers were still coming in and the vote totals were changing.  Just before 10:30, the  Department of Elections added a notice that indicated that 70.91% of the machine votes had been counted.  At 12:44 Wednesday the department reported that 99.13% of machine votes had been counted.

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