Delaware vote turnout appears strong, Democrats confident
November 6, 2012By Mark Eichmann
As voters head to the polls, several candidates are glad the campaigns are over.
While the polls will be open in Delaware through 8 p.m., Delaware Democrats are feeling confident that this blue state will stay that way. First term Congressman John Carney says strong turnout for the Presidential election will benefit him and other Democratic candidates. "I think people are really going to come out and vote, and that will favor the Democrats in Delaware with the registration numbers being what they are today."
Vice President Joe Biden cast his ballot early this morning at the traditional Biden family voting spot, AI DuPont High School in Greenville. After voting, Biden told reporters, "This is the eighth time I’ve run statewide in the state of Delaware and it’s always a kick." He encouraged voters who may have to wait to vote to stick it out. "People are standing in line a lot of places, and I urge them to stand in line as long as you have to in order to vote." When asked if this was the last time he would vote for himself as a candidate, Biden replied, "No, I don’t think so."
After voting in Wilmington, Biden jumped on a plane and made a campaign appearance in the battleground state of Ohio. After that event, he is expected to join President Obama tonight in Chicago.
For Delaware's senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper, he's looking forward to the end of the day which marks the end of a rough campaign. "The time it’s election day, I would accept any outcome just to have it over. I felt that way 13 times, I feel that way again. Glad the campaign is over, it’s been a hard campaign." Carper says he's hopeful that he'll be able to serve the people of Delaware in the Senate "for a while longer."