Electoral history of Joe Biden

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden

Electoral history of Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States (2009–2017), United States Senator from Delaware (1973–2009). To date Joe Biden has not lost a general election.

Early races[edit]

New Castle Council, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden 10,573 55%
Republican Lawrence T. Messick 8,192 43%

United States Senate races[edit]

United States Senate Election in Delaware, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden 116,006 50.5%
Republican J. Caleb Boggs (incumbent) 112,844 49.1%
American Henry Majka 803 0.4%
Prohibition Herbert B. Wood 175 0.1%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 93,930 58.0%
Republican James H. Baxter, Jr. 66,479 41.0%
American Donald G. Gies 1,663 1.0%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 147,831 60.1%
Republican John M. Burris 98,101 39.9%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 112,918 62.7%
Republican M. Jane Brady 64,554 35.8%
Libertarian Lee Rosenbaum 2,680 1.5%
None Others 5 <0.01%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 165,465 60%
Republican Ray Clatworthy 105,088 38%
Libertarian Lee Rosenbaum 3,340 1.2%
Natural Law Jacqueline Kossoff 1,698 0.6%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 135,253 58.2%
Republican Ray Clatworthy 94,793 40.8%
Delaware Independent Bud Barros 996 9.4%
Libertarian Raymond Buranello 922 0.4%
Natural Law Robert E. Mattson 350 0.2%
United States Senate Election in Delaware, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 257,484 64.7%
Republican Christine O'Donnell 140,584 35.3%

Presidential and Vice Presidential races[edit]

1980s[edit]

1984 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

1988 Democratic National Convention (Presidential tally):

2008[edit]

2008 New Hampshire Democratic Vice Presidential primary:

2008 Democratic presidential primaries:

Excluding penalized contests, only primary and caucuses votes:

Including penalized contests:

2008 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):[1]

  • Joe Biden – chosen by acclamation
United States Presidential Election 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barack Obama/Joe Biden 69,498,516 53%
Republican John McCain/Sarah Palin 59,948,323 46%
Independent Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez 739,034 0.6%
Libertarian Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root 523,715 0.4%

2012[edit]

2012 Democratic National Convention (Vice Presidential tally):[2]

  • Joe Biden – chosen by acclamation
United States Presidential Election 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barack Obama (incumbent)/Joe Biden (incumbent) 65,915,795 51.1%
Republican Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 60,933,504 47.2%
Libertarian Gary Johnson/James P. Gray 1,275,971 1.0%
Green Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala 469,627 0.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNN.com Video". CNN. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "Beau Biden Speech Kicks Of Motion To Nominate Father Joe Biden For Vice President". The Huffington Post. September 6, 2012.