October 31, 2020

Delaware Democratic Party adapts to realities of pandemic; announces unique Election Night plans

Press Release
The Delaware Democratic Party is excited to announce a unique and interactive approach to Election Day that is mindful of the need for responsible social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead of hosting its traditional election night party in a hotel ballroom, the Party is excited to be partnering with Wilmington's Short Order Production House to produce a unique and interactive election night broadcast.
The two-hour event will feature dozens of Delaware Democratic Party candidates, Party leaders, stakeholders, and other guests. Running from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m., the broadcast will be hosted by Delaware Democratic Party Chair Erik Raser-Schramm, Democratic City Committee Chair Cassandra Marshall, and State Party Executive Director Jesse Chadderdon.
Matt Sullivan, COO at Short Order, will be the executive producer of “Election Night with the Delaware Democratic Party."
Delaware Democratic Party committee members will be able to join the "event room" and chat with participants and other guests, while members of the press and public will be able to watch the broadcast via the Party's Facebook page and Web site. The event will also be broadcast live on DeTV.
"Like so many Delawareans, the realities of the public health crisis we're in have forced us to rethink the way we do things," said Delaware Democratic Party Chairman Erik Raser-Schramm. "While we will miss gathering with one another to celebrate our successes and the hard work of so many, this is the responsible path forward for our Party. We're excited for what we know will be a fun and engaging evening Democrats all across our state will enjoy."
“We’re excited to help the Delaware Democrats create a new kind of election night event that’s right for these times — one that captures the excitement of a traditional election results watch party, in a safe, virtual environment," said Zach Phillips, CEO, Short Order Production House.
The livestream will be available to the general public via the Delaware Democratic Party's Facebook page and www.deldems.org. Democratic Party committee members will receive a special login to join their fellow Party members in an interactive forum. Members of the press will also receive unique credentials. Media availability for individual candidates will still need to be made through their campaigns, however.