-- Since first being able to vote for President in 1964, the nation's capitol has always selected a Democrat, and by large margins. 2008 will likely be no different; the District is still solidly Democratic.
African Americans make up around 56 percent of the population, another factor that may help Barack Obama.
In the February primary, Obama easily defeated Hillary Clinton 75 percent to 24 percent. McCain won 68 percent of the Republican votes over Huckabee's 17 percent.
The District only has three electoral votes but in what is looking to be a tight race between McCain and Obama every vote could make an impact.