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Media Release  4/30/2020

The Independent Party of Delaware has submitted a proposed amendment to the state constitution to the Delaware General Assembly. Colloquially known as the “COVID-19” Amendment.

The measure would limit the duration of states of emergency, unilaterally declared by the Governor to two periods of thirty days and would thereafter require consent of the General Assembly for additional extensions of thirty days within the current statutory framework.

“The People of Delaware need a constructive balance between executive emergency power and constitutional freedom and liberty”,

said IPoD Secretary, Wolfgang von Baumgart. “The proposed amendment is designed to preserve both freedom and security – not an

easy feat in our current bipolar political environment”, he elaborated.

The proposed amendment is posted on www.


Wolfgang von Baumgart

Secretary General, IPoD

(302) 354-6452



Independent Party of Delaware


IPoD ELECTS New Officers

(GEORGETOWN, DE)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             JANUARY 17, 2021


The Independent Party of Delaware (IPoD) held its organization meeting on January 16, 2021 and elected officers as follows:

     State Chairman: Mark Turley 6-0

     State Secretary: Catherine Stonestreet-Purcell 6-0

     Secretary General: Wolfgang von Baumgart 6-0

     Vice Chairman: Phil Dyer 6-0

     Creative Director: Kathy DeMatteis 6-0

     Special Operations Director: Don Ayotte 6-0

     The IPoD reaffirms its commitment to government reform and individual constitutional liberty in the greater public interest through a more realistic, practical and constructive post-political approach to problem-solving in the face of increasing national tensions, and partisan division.

     Mark Turley, State Chairman

     (623) 565-3356 text/phone


     Wolfgang von Baumgart,
     Secretary General
     (302) 354-6452

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​Independent Party of Delaware

Media Release   5/5/2020

The Independent Party of Delaware (IPoD) will hold a special 2020 Gubernatorial Nominating Convention on Friday, May 15 10:00 am EDT at 20501 Gravel Hill RD, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Nomination of a prospective Lt. Gubernatorial candidate is also possible.

This is the first of a series of office-specific nominations to be held in light of Governor John Carney’s ban on gatherings in excess of ten persons.

The IPoD nominating convention process will remain open until the statutory deadline of August 1, 2020.

Preregistration is required. Seating is limited due to COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Contact: State Chairman Don Ayotte @ (302) 988-4050.

Wolfgang von Baumgart,
Secretary General, IPoD
(302) 354-6452


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