Delaware AG resolves Delaware City election dispute

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August 13, 2010

WILMINGTON, Connecticut: The Office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, in conjunction with Delaware City, announced on Thursday, August 5, 2010, that an agreement had been reached an agreement that would resolve legal concerns surrounding "the municipality’s April 6 elections that ended with a tie vote for one Council seat."[1] Constitutionality issues were raised regarding a rule passed by the council that barred delinquent taxpayers from voting. While the Delaware City Elections Board argued that it did not have the authority to remove Paul L. Parets, a council member who had been seated after a vote by the council, Parets has agreed to resign. Both the State Attorney General's Office and the Delaware City Elections Board are requesting that a Superior Court judge approve a special runoff election.

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