After the passage of S.B. 202 in the U.S. state of Georgia, there was a lot of outcry about the provision that makes it illegal for anyone to hand out food or water at the polls (emphasis added):
No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector ...
PBS Newshour (Lisa Desjardins) interviewed Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia election official, about the new law. During the interview, he claimed that the same law is on the books in Delaware (emphasis added):
Lisa Desjardins: You know what is making headlines, of course, is this ban on handing out food and water at the polls. I understand you made the argument that, in the last election, there may have been some activists who used giving out water as an excuse to talk to voters.
First, do we know that that happened? And, second, if so, why not just enforce the campaign ban? Why eliminate giving out food and water?
Gabriel Sterling: Well, the main thing is, it's been used as a work-around to get around that law.
And the irony of this, as we looked it up, this is actually the law in the president's home state of Delaware right now. So, this is not some new thing that's been brought out. This is pretty standard across the country to avoid those kind of loopholes where people can go and campaign and try to influence voters in the line.
Is it illegal in Delaware for anyone to give food or water to an elector in line at a polling place in Delaware?