Tag: Local Politics and Elections News

DC Council holds off on vote to lower city’s voting age to 16

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council voted Tuesday night to take more time to look at a piece of legislation that could give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote. The 26th Amendment — which protects the right of citizens 18 and older to vote — wouldn’t stop the District from allowing these teens to elect […]

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Anita Bonds wins 1 of 2 DC Council at-large seats

WASHINGTON — Democrat Anita Bonds is projected to secure one of two at-large seats on the D.C. Council. Five candidates were vying to unseat Democrat Anita Bonds as well as independent Elissa Silverman, a frequent rival of Mayor Muriel Bowser. Candidates for those at-large seats included Republican Ralph Chittams Sr.; Libertarian Denise Hicks; independents Rustin Lewis and […]

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2018 DC General Election Results

D.C. voters in the 2018 general election cast ballots for D.C. Council chairman and at-large councilmembers, as well as councilmembers in wards 1, 3, 5 and 6. They also voted for mayor, attorney general and delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, among other races. View live up-to-the-minute election results from each race in the tables […]

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Poll workers save DC man’s life after collapse at voting site

WASHINGTON — For Allie Bobak, her job Tuesday at a polling site at Barnard Elementary School in Northwest was to only serve as a nonpartisan observer with the organization Observe DC. But that job quickly took on the added role of saving a life after a man collapsed at a ballot station. “Immediately everyone rushed […]

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Whiskey, wine and puppies: Promotions to help you unwind on Election Day

WASHINGTON — It’s Tuesday night. You’ve done your research and cast your vote, so now what? If you’re looking to take the edge off at the end of a long Election Day, there are plenty of events to keep you busy in the area. From whiskey to wine, from trivia to puppies, there’s a little […]

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Reeder, Silverman minimize mayor’s role in at-large DC Council race

WASHINGTON — Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman and challenger Dionne Reeder say the battle for the seat is not about Mayor Muriel Bowser. Earlier this month, Bowser endorsed Reeder in her race against Silverman, but each candidate maintains they are competing against each other, not running with or against Bowser “I’m running against who’s on the […]

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DC voters might weigh in on Initiative 77 at ballot box — again

WASHINGTON — D.C. voters could be weighing in on Initiative 77 again at the ballot box if some supporters of the measure are successful in garnering signatures of support for the referendum. This comes after the D.C. Council earlier this month voted 8 to 5 to repeal the referendum after voters approved it in June. Rev. Graylan […]

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Legalized sports betting in DC? Council committee set to consider bill

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins are currently 3-point favorites going into their game Sunday with Green Bay. For action-thirsty fans, however, putting down money on the Burgundy and Gold means a drive to West Virginia, Delaware or New Jersey. If Jack Evans and other members of the D.C. Council have their way, sports wagering could […]

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Fraud findings derail S. Kathryn Allen’s bid for DC Council

WASHINGTON — S. Kathryn Allen has been disqualified from a possible run for the D.C. Council in November by the D.C. Board of Elections after evidence of forged names and other fraud were found in her qualifying petition. Many of the 6,068 signatures in her petition were challenged by one of Allen’s opponents, Incumbent Elissa […]

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DC signature gatherers accused of forgery deny involvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A city councilmember in the nation’s capital says signature collectors for an opponent’s campaign forged names, and some of the campaign’s listed signature collectors deny ever holding the job. The Washington Post reports three people listed as signature collectors for S. Kathryn Allen’s campaign say they never collected signatures. They say their […]

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DC Council moves to overturn voter-approved Initiative 77

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council could be poised to overturn Initiative 77, a contentious measure approve by voters in the June primary which would mandate employers to pay the standard minimum wage to employees who rely on tips to supplement their pay. The measure passed on a 55-45 margin, though critics say it happened in […]

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