District of Columbia 2020 election results

The city has three electoral votes in the presidential race.

November 3, 2020, 8:09 PM

ABC News projects Joe Biden will win in the District of Columbia.

Voters in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., head to the polls Nov. 3, where three electoral votes are at stake.

Presidential Election

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district mailed ballots to every registered voter and set up 55 drop-box locations. Early voting was available at select locations for a week before Election Day.

In-person voting centers are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Election Day.


Given that the nation's capital has gone blue in every election since its voters were given the right to vote in presidential elections, it is expected that district’s electoral votes will go to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Many residents hope that a Biden presidency and a Democratic-controlled Senate will bring it one step closer to statehood. In addition to local offices, voters in the district will decide on Initiative 81, a measure that would, in effect, decriminalize psychedelic plants like magic mushrooms and the plants used to make ayahuasca.

*Counties are colored red or blue when the % expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state and is based on patterns of past vote reporting and expectations about how the vote will report this year.