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D.C. Election Results 2012: Obama wins in landslide; Norton easily reelected as House delegate

Here is a summary of the election results in the District of Columbia: (View full map)


The District of Columbia – where some voters literally danced in the street along the historic U St. corridor when Obama was elected the nation’s first African-American president – again came out in overwhelming numbers for the president, according to the Associated Press.


The District’s sharp-tongued but non-voting delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), had only token opposition and was easily reelected.

Charter Amendments

Following a series of local government scandals, voters overwhelmingly backed a series of modest ethics provisions. Voters gave city council members the power to vote out of office any colleague who takes an action “that amounts to a gross failure to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.” Voters also barred anyone who commits a felony while serving as mayor or council member from remaining in, or returning to, that office.

More from PostPolitics:

- For full coverage of Election Night breaking news, including reporting from swing states around the country, follow The Post’s Election 2012 liveblog.

- The Grid aggregates the best multimedia, and commentary from across the social web in a clean, simple display.

- Updated election results on a county-by-county basis are available on the The Post’s election day map. Sort through the Senate, House, Gubernatorial, and Presidential election results.



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