For First Time in its 16-Year History, Independent Party of Delaware Has No Statewide Nominees

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(via Richard Winger @ Ballot Access News)

The Independent Party of Delaware is the largest party in Delaware, by voter registration. It has 4,459 registered members, close to 1%. It has been on the ballot starting in 2000. In 2016, for the first time, it is not running any statewide nominees. This year, its only candidates are one for the legislature, and two for Wilmington city office.

The statewide races up this year in Delaware are President, U.S. House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Insurance Commissioner. The party’s best showing in a statewide race was in 2010, when it polled 21.09% for Attorney General, in a race with no Republican.

The party’s only presidential nominee has been Ralph Nader, in both 2004 and 2008.

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