Election Results for DC

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From the DC Board of Elections:

Total Ballots Cast 287,403

Hillary Clinton – Tim Kaine 260,223 90.54%
Donald J. Trump – Michael R. Pence 11,553 4.02%

DELEGATE TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Eleanor Holmes Norton 244,711 85.15%

AT – LARGE MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

David Grosso 102,544 17.84%
Robert White 217,834 37.9%
UNDER VOTES 159,593 27.76%

Other Council Member Victors by Ward are Vincent C. Gray, Brandon Todd, Jack Evans, and Trayon “Ward Eight” White.

AT – LARGE MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Ashley Carter 93,235 32.44%
Mary Lord 82,716 28.78%

ADVISORY REFERENDUM B DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

YES, to approve 227,562 79.18%

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  • Ashley Carter is the WORST. She used pictures of kids in her campaign ads (mailers, facebook and print) without parent permission AND when the parents complained directly to her, she blocked them on Twitter. They’ve filed formal complaints against her, hopefully she will be penalized in some manner.

  • ah

    The biggest surprise to me was that the third-party candidates for President didn’t do better. Realizing not many people in DC will support the Republican candidate anyway, and Trump seemed to have even less support among DC style republicans (see the primary where he finished well back), combined with Clinton’s inevitable 90%+ vote, seemed primed for people to cast protest votes here without any real consequence. I expected both Johnson and Stein to do better, and Johnson maybe to do better than Trump.

    But, polls!

    • Most Republicans I know in DC were pretty fine with voting for Hillary and not looking to protest by voting for a less qualified third party candidate.

    • People in DC are proud to vote for the candidates they believe in – not tossing votes to Stein or Johnson for the heck of it.

  • Wow. That’s a significant percentage of “under votes” for the two at-large council seats.

    • For anyone unfamiliar with the terms “under vote” and “over vote” (I think I first ran into them in the 2014 election):
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      An “under vote” is when the voter votes for fewer candidates for a given race than he/she has the option to vote for. This means either the voter left the ballot blank for that section, or could’ve voted for more candidates than he/she actually voted for. For the at-large council race, voters could choose up to 2 candidates. So the “under votes” are the number of voters who voted for 1 or zero candidates.
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      An “over vote” is when the voter votes for more candidates for a given race than he/she has the option to vote for — e.g., voting for both Trump and Clinton in the presidential race, or voting for three candidates in the at-large council race.

    • I think many people didn’t realize that you’re expected to pick 2 candidates. The wording needs to be re-assessed to make it clear that two candidates WILL BE ELECTED from the list.

  • HaileUnlikely

    I wrote in Leon Andrews for Ward 4 City Council rep.