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District of Columbia Election Results

Updated Nov. 26, 2020, 12:54 AM ET

District of Columbia Election Results

After a tumultuous year for the nation’s capital, with demonstrations and unrest over racism and police violence, as well as an attack directed by federal officials against protesters using chemical spray and smoke to clear the way for a presidential photo opportunity, Washington residents cast their ballots in the presidential election for Joseph R. Biden Jr., giving him three electoral votes. Read more

The election in Washington doesn’t usually get a lot of attention – until 1964, District of Columbia residents couldn’t even vote for president, and the single House member has no power to vote on the floor. There is no formal representation in the Senate, just two elected officials known informally as “shadow” senators. Along with the House and Senate races, residents will also vote on members of the D.C. Council.

Voters also passed The Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020, which will reset priorities for law enforcement to make investigation and arrest for “non-commercial cultivation, distribution, possession, and use” of psychedelic substances like psilocybin and peyote among the lowest priorities. Interest in medical and psychological uses of the substances has grown in recent years. — JOHN SCHWARTZ Read less

See full results and maps from the District of Columbia elections.