On Saturday night at 11:04 pm (June 30), the Delaware House defeated HB 177 by 17-19. The bill would have outlawed fusion. The bill became was of the most contentious fights during the last day of the session. For more about the fight over this bill, see www.delawarewatch.blogspot.com. The Democratic Party legislative leadership was determined to pass this bill, but that Democratic leadership failed to achieve its aim.