Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a news conference following a Democratic presidential primary debate in St. Louis, Missouri, May 20, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
In another sign of how badly the race for election to the presidency is faring, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign held a rally on Thursday evening in Wilmington, Delaware, at NewLife Church just before the polls in Delaware opened. Joe Biden’s “Rally for Delaware” was held for the first time in Wilmington in 35 years, after Delaware became a competitive state for Trump in 2016, when the former vice president narrowly won the state over Hillary Clinton.
According to a Delaware Democrat, Biden’s campaign had made arrangements for a “rally” from NewLife Church, an historic building that was once a site for a Pentecostal church where Biden was baptized.
The Democrat said he learned that Biden was coming to NewLife Church from someone working for the Biden campaign and that he had arranged for a spot in front of a video wall and had the church put on a sound system with a generator.
“We had to turn the lights off for half an hour while people were in front of the video wall getting excited,” the Democrat said. “That was a pretty amazing event. It was great to see the vice president of the United States speaking to a church.”
The Democrat said Biden spoke for 15 or 20 minutes to a group that included the pastor, the church pastor, and “a handful of other people.”
Biden called Delaware “a special place” and called it “a great state.” He also addressed the news that former President Barack Obama would not attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Delaware’s capital.
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