See the demographic breakdown

How Muriel Bowser won D.C.

Muriel Bowser (D) won the mayor’s race by sweeping the District’s eastern half from top to bottom, turning predominantly black precincts that she lost in the April primary into her stronghold. Her 55 percent was the lowest for a mayor in four decades, but still far ahead of all opponents.

Up to 400 400 or more Candidate Votes Percentage
Muriel E. Bowser
David A. Catania
Carol Schwartz

______ won by ______ votes.

Fewer voters than 2010 Up to 400 increase in voters than 2010 More than 400 increase in voters than 2010

Total votes for D.C. mayoral general elections since 1994

13% to 20% 21% to 40% 41% to 54%

Voter turnout for D.C. mayoral general elections since 1994

Up to 400 400 or more Candidate Votes Percentage
Yes 95,531 69.4%
No 42,052 30.6

The marijuana initiative passed by 53,479 votes.
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Despite voting declines on eastside, Bowser carries key neighborhoods

Voting declined since the last mayor’s election in 2010 across the sectors where Bowser did best. But her dominant eastside margins more than balanced the added voters in areas where David Catania (I) ran well.

Precincts by predominant race
Precincts by typical income

SOURCES: D.C. Board of Elections, Census Bureau.