District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia is the only non-state to be enfranchised for presidential elections, gaining electoral votes through the ratification of the 23rd Amendment in 1961. That amendment gave residents of the nation's capital a share of electors proportional to its population (like the states), but limited it to no more electors than the least populous state. This meant three electoral votes in 1964, and that number has not changed. The vote here has always been heavily Democratic; no Republican has ever won an electoral vote. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton received about 22 votes for each one vote for Donald Trump.

ELECTORAL VOTES

3

2020 ELECTION

Safe Democratic

Recent Elections

2016
90.5% 4.1%
2012
90.9% 7.3%
2008
92.5% 6.5%
2004
89.2% 9.3%
2000
85.2% 9.0%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
D
1976
D
1980
D
1984
D
1988
D
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D

Electoral College Votes

Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.

Gray indicates available electoral votes that were either not cast or cast for a candidate not on the ballot.