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The Delaware State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Holland, Randy J (10th January 2017)

Part Two The Delaware Constitution and Commentary, Art.III Executive

From: The Delaware State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Randy J. Holland

The supreme executive powers of the State shall be vested in a Governor. Section 1, which first appeared in Article III, Section 1 of the 1792 Constitution, establishes that the Governor shall exercise executive powers. The language of Section 1 has been carried over verbatim to Article III, Section 1 of the 1831 and 1897 Constitutions. Drafters of the 1897 Constitution adopted the provision with little debate. Delaware’s chief executive originally had only nominal powers as compared to the General Assembly. Mindful of colonial experiences with the British Crown,...
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