District of Columbia Results Election 2016

PHOTO: The Capitol Dome in Washington is illuminated early, Jan. 12, 2016, as President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address before Congress. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
The Capitol Dome in Washington is illuminated early, Jan. 12, 2016, as President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address before Congress.

The District of Columbia holds its Republican caucuses on March 12, 2016 and its Democratic primary on June 14, 2016. 46 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 19 delegates for the Republicans.

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Why The State Is Significant:

• The District of Columbia earned three electoral votes in general elections after passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961.

• Residents of the nation’s capital have voted Democratic in general elections since 1964, never backing a Republican candidate.

Fast Facts:

• In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama defeated John McCain by a landslide, 92 percent to 6 percent.

• The nation’s capital has a large number of Democratic voters, nearly 75 percent, compared to 19 percent independent voters and over 6 percent of Republican voters.