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The Need for Recall in Delaware

The Preamble of the Delaware Constitution explicitly states that all government power ultimately stems from the People. This simply means that government is a public trust and our elected officials are our servants and not our masters. The question arises as to what remedies are available to the People if an elected official seriously violates his/her oath of office by failing to uphold the US and state constitutions, commits other gross malfeasance or scandalous conduct in violation of the public trust. In Delaware options are limited to impeachment by the General Assembly and voting them out in the election at the normal expiration of their term of office. In exceptionally bad cases of public corruption or incompetence, these are limited options. Accordingly, another option is needed to restore a proper balance of power between the electorate and elected public officials. This mechanism Read more