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BREAKING – Delaware Auditor Convicted of Conflict of Interest and Misconduct

Violations of the public trust are very serious offenses in a democracy. We trust the court will impose the sentence that is deserved in this case. And we know that Common Cause Delaware will continue working to strengthen ethics laws, until they are as clear and tough as they need to be.

House Committee to Consider Campaign Finance Bill

Three of its reforms were recommended in 2013 Veasey Report - Legislature urged to also ban corporate contributions as ‘Unfinished Business’

Voting & Elections 06.15.2022

As Delaware’s Legislative Session Nears End: Voting, Inspector General Bills Still Need to be Passed – Hearings Today at 11:30 am and Noon

With just over two weeks remaining in Delaware’s 2022 legislative session, bills to allow voters to cast ballots by mail; enable voters to correct and update their voter registrations, or register for the first time; and create a statewide Inspector General’s office have not yet been passed.

Delaware Auditor Re-Indicted

Common Cause Delaware strongly supports the creation of an Inspector General’s office in the First State.  Right now there is bipartisan legislative support for creating an IG that is independent, non-partisan, and appointed on the basis of professional qualifications, rather than simply elected.

Over 200 Delawareans Mark January 6th Anniversary with Night Vigil

The event, hosted by local grassroots organizations, was one of 300+ nationwide. The “Remembrance and Vigil” also called for action to strengthen and protect our country’s democracy.

Delaware Auditor Indicted – Statement of Common Cause Delaware

If these charges are true, they are a particularly egregious violation of the public trust. Delaware’s Auditor is supposed to prevent and detect these sorts of activities, to protect our taxpayer dollars from misuse. Our state officials are supposed to act in the public’s interest, not their own.

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