Delaware

1 seat: 1R

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 18th (53.8%)
  • Victory Margin: 26th (36.8%)

Facts in Focus

  • Nearly seven out of ten adults in Delaware did not vote in 2000 for their U.S. Representative, Michael Castle (R).
  • Delaware's last competitive U.S. House race meaning a race won by less than 10% -- was in 1982.
  • No incumbent U.S. House Member from Delaware has won re-election by less than a landslide margin of 20% since 1984.
  • Rep. Castle's margin of victory was 37% -- down from 44% in 1994 and 42% in 1996. Delaware ranked 26th in average victory margin in 2000, up from 47th in 1996.


How Delaware ranked in 2000

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