1984 United States Senate election in Delaware

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1984 United States Senate election in Delaware

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Nominee Joe Biden John M. Burris
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 147,831 98,101
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

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County results
Biden:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

Joe Biden

Elected U.S. Senator

Joe Biden

The 1984 United States Senate election in Delaware was held on November 6, 1984. Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Biden won re-election to a third term, defeating Republican challenger John M. Burris.

General election[edit]



General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joe Biden (incumbent) 147,831 60.11% +2.15%
Republican John M. Burris 98,101 39.89% -1.13%
Majority 49,730 20.22% +3.28%
Turnout 245,932
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1985). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1984" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.