Delaware’s all female electoral delegates make bittersweet vote for Clinton

Delaware's Electoral College delegates cast their votes for Hillary Clinton inside Legislative Hall in Dover. (photo courtesy DE Dept. of State)

Delaware's Electoral College delegates cast their votes for Hillary Clinton inside Legislative Hall in Dover. (photo courtesy DE Dept. of State)

All three of Delaware’s Electoral College votes were made for Hillary Clinton as dozens of students watched the proceedings in Legislative Hall in Dover.

The all female panel of Linda Cavanaugh, Margaret Lynn Fuller and Lydia York had hoped to cast thier votes for the first female president. Instead, Delaware’s electoral votes wind up on the losing side. “I’m privileged and honored to be sitting here casting these votes for wishful President Hillary Clinton,” Fuller said. “And I too wish the best for our President-elect.”

After casting her vote, elector Lydia York said she was hopeful she would see a woman become President in her lifetime. “Perhaps someone in this room will be either sitting here signing these papers for another woman, or in fact being elected out of these proceedings.”

The State House chamber was filled with students who got a lesson on the process before and after the votes were cast. A panel of experts answered student’s questions as part of a live webstream event made available to Delaware schools as part of a partnership between WHYY and the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication and The Democracy Project at UD’s Institute for Public Administration.

Delaware’s Electoral College votes have gone to the Democratic presidential candidate every election since 1992.

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