Delaware Election Results 2012: Obama and Carper win easily

November 6, 2012

Here is a summary of the election results in Delaware: (View full map)

President

Obama won Delaware with about 59 percent of the vote. The president carried Vice President Biden’s home state with 62 percent of the vote in 2008. Delaware, which has three electoral votes, is among the top 10 most Democratic states, according to polling done by Gallup earlier this year.

Senate

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Thomas R. Carper has cruised to reelection for a third term, according to the AP, defeating three challengers: Republican Kevin Wade, independent Alexander Pires and Green Party contender Andrew Richard Groff. Carper won 66 percent of the vote, compared to 29 percent for Wade. Carper has previously served in the House of Representatives and for two terms as governor.

Governor

Gov. Jack Markell (D), has overwhelmingly won his bid for reelection against his Republican challenger, businessman Jeff Cragg, according to the AP. Markell received 69 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Markell first won election in 2008 and cast himself as having successful record in attracting business to Delaware.

House

Democrat John C. Carney Jr., the state’s sole representative in the House, easily won reelection, with 70 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Thomas Kovach and two independent challengers.

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