DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 3 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Board of Elections and Ethics)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
705,749
Total Registration, Nov. 2020
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Mayor: Muriel Bowser (D) elected Nov. 2014, re-elected Nov. 2018.
Legislature: D.C. City Council   13 members
U.S. House: 1D -  Non-Voting Delegate E.H.Norton (D).
U.S. Senate: No Senate Representation. 


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General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020


On the ballot
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Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Hawkin/Walker (StGrn.)


Biden/Harris (Dem.)


La Riva/Freeman (Ind.)


Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Pierce/Ballard (Ind.)




Overview: Based on recent elections, Biden will get about 90 percent of the vote.


Presidential Primary Election -- Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Registered Voters: 410,260.  Total Ballots Cast: 107,121.  Turnout 26.11%.    Election Day votes 33,194, absentee and special ballot votes 73,927.
Democrats
Biden 84,093 (75.97%), Warren 14,228 (12.85%), Sanders 11,116 (10.04%)...  Total 110,668.

45 Delegates: 13 District, 5 At-Large, 2 PLEO, 25 Unpledged.

Republicans
Trump 1,559 (100%)




General Election Winners in the District of Columbia, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
84.64%
Clinton
85.19%
Gore
85.16%
Kerry
89.18%
Obama
92.46%
Obama
90.91%
Clinton
90.86%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 516,771.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 60.2%.

Registration: Dem. 363,642 (76.06%)  Rep. 29,862 (6.25%)  StGrn. 3,621 (0.76%)   Oth. 2,369 (0.50%)   NP 78,599 (16.44%)  ...Total 478,688 >

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

In-Person Absentee Voting
: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016-Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at One Judiciary Square.
Early Voting Centers: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016-Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

Election Day Votes
186,326
59.61%
Early Votes
101,077
32.34%
Absentee and Special
25,172
8.05%
Total Ballots Casts
312,575


Official Results >

 
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
4,906
(1.58)
Stein/Baraka (StGrn.)
4,258
(1.37)
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
12,723
(4.09)
Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
282,830
(90.86)
write-ins
6,551
(2.10)
Total........311,268

Over Votes  243
Under Votes  1,064
Overview: Clinton/Kaine achieved the 90-percent threshhold set by Obama, while the Trump/Pence ticket obtained an abysmal 4.09% of the vote, resulting in a plurality of 270,107 votes (86.77 percentage points).
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General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 474,866.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.9%.

Registration: Dem. 363,418 (75.13%)   Rep. 30,908 (6.39%)   St.Grn. 4,283 (0.89%)   No Party 83,572 (17.28%)   Other 1,481 (0.31%)   ...Total 483,662

Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012  (non-postmarked voter registration applications.)  Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 (registration by mail).

Election Day  Votes
191,166
65.84%
Early Votes
57,053
19.35%
Absentee and Special
46,595
15.80%
Total Ballots Casts
294,814


Official Results >

 
+Obama/Biden (Dem.) 267,070 (90.91)
Romney/Ryan (Rep.) 21,381 (7.28)
Stein/Honkala (StG)
2,458 (0.84)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
2,083 (0.71)
w/in
772
(0.26)
Total........ 413,890


2012 Overview
Obama didn't quite achieve the 92.46% share of the vote that he had in 2008, but came close with 90.91%. 

DC served an important role as a border state to battleground Virginia.  Both campaigns benefited from DC volunteers travelling to Virginia.  Additionally
DC provided a convenient location for fundraising events.
General Election Details
Obama  |  (Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 438,201.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 60.7%.

Registration: Dem. 321,027 (75.22%)   Rep. 30,465 (7.14%)   St.Grn. 4,548 (1.07%)   No Party 63,340 (14.84%)   Other 1,381 (0.32%)  ...Total 426,761.

Election Day Turnout 228,372 85.57%
Absentee Turnout 27,955 10.48%
Provisional Turnout 10,544  3.95%
Total 266,871

Official Results >


+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
245,800
(92.46)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
958
(0.36)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.) 590
(0.22)
McCain/Palin (Rep.)
17,367 (6.53)
w/in
1,138
(0.43)
Total........265,853

Over Votes  310
Under Votes  705
2008 Overview
Obama fared better in the District and McCain worse than any presidential candidate since at least 1992.
Obama/Allies |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 419,142.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 54.3%.


Registration: Dem. 286,084 (74.52%)   Rep. 30,179 (7.86%)   St.Grn. 5,215 (1.36%)   No Party 60,886 (15.86%)   Other 1,555  (0.41%)   ...Total 383,919.

Election Day Ballots Cast:  203,448 
Absentee and Special Ballots Cast:  26,657 
Total Ballots Cast:  230,105
(59.94% of registered)
Official Results


+Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
202,970
(89.18)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.) 
21,256
(9.34)
Nader/Camejo (Ind.) 1,485 (0.65)
Cobb/LaMarche (StGrn.) 737
(0.32)
Write in, if any
506
(0.22)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
502
(0.22)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
130
(0.06)
Total........227,586
 

Over Votes  624
Under Votes  1,883


2004 Overview
Kerry-Edwards' 89.18% showing in the District of Columbia was the highest in the past four elections. 
General Election Details
[Primary Election: September 14, 2004]
General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 416,696.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 48.3%.

Registration: Dem. 271,380 (76.6%)   Rep. 26,485 (7.5%)   St.Grn. 4,088 (1.2%)   No Party 50,749 (14.3%) UMP and Others 1,708 (0.4%)   ...Total 354,410.
Official Results


Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
669
 (0.33)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
18,073
(8.95)
Nader/LaDuke (DCSG)
10,576
(5.24)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
114
(0.06)
+Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
171,923
(85.16)
Write-in
539
(0.27)
Total........201,894


2000 Overview
There were no surprises on Nov. 7 as the Gore-Lieberman ticket swamped Bush-Cheney in the District with a plurality of 153,850 votes (76.21 percentage points).  Ralph Nader made a point of campaigning for District votes, visiting Anacostia and holding a super-rally at MCI Center, but he did not make it into double figures. 

A surprising development did occur on Dec. 18, however.  Elector Barbara Lett-Simmons, 73, cast a blank ballot to protest DC's lack of voting representation in Congress, meaning that Gore gained only two of DC's three electoral votes.


1992 and 1996 General Elections

1992
Clinton (Dem.)......192,619
(84.64)
Bush (Rep.)...........20,698
(9.10)
Perot (Ind.)...............9,681
(4.25)
Others (7+w/ins)......4,574
(2.01)
Total........227,572

1996
Clinton (Dem.).....158,220
(85.19)
Dole (Rep.)............17,339 
(9.34)
Nader (Grn.)...........4,780
(2.57)
Perot (Ref.).............3,611
(1.94)
Others (3+w/ins).....1,776 
(0.95)
Total........185,726
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