Thursday, September 11, 2008

Presidential Election -- District of Columbia

Electoral votes: 3

2004 result: Kerry 89%, Bush 9%

2000 result: Gore 85%, Bush 9%

D.C. has been voting in presidential elections since 1964, as a result of a constitutional amendment that was ratified in 1961. No Republican has come close to winning D.C.'s three electoral votes. The highest percentage of the D.C. vote that any Republican has won was the 21.56% that Richard Nixon got in 1972, against George McGovern's 78.10%.

African American percentage: 56.5% (national average is 12.8%)

Forget about polls. Three votes for Obama.

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