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Skip The Line: Early Voting For General Election Ramps Up Across The Region

Why wait in line on Nov. 8 when you can cast ballots early in D.C., Maryland and Virginia?
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D.C. Democratic Party Names Robert White As Interim Replacement for Vincent Orange

Robert White will assume Orange's City Council seat through the general election in November.

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Bowser's Team Has Tough Night In Council Races; Clinton Easily Wins D.C. Primary

Former Mayor Vincent Gray was the headline victory in a primary night that was seen as a blow to Mayor Muriel Bowser's Green Team. And Hillary Clinton won the last-in-nation presidential primary in a landslide.
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Some D.C. Voters See Change In Party Affiliation, Glitch In Mobile App Blamed

A glitch in the mobile app used by the D.C. Board of Elections has resulted in some voters seeing unexpected changes in their party affiliation, forcing them to cast special ballots in the city's closed primary taking place today.
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On D.C. Primary Day, Celebrating 60 Years Of Having A Voice

This year is the 60th anniversary of the District’s first-ever presidential primary. In 1956, the District of Columbia hadn’t held an election for 82 years. There was no board of elections, no voting machines. It took two weeks to count all the ballots.

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Do Voters In The D.C. Region Feel Their Choices Matter?

Democratic voters in D.C. will finally get to weigh in on the presidential nomination process when the city conducts its primary elections this week.

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D.C. Constitutional Debate Touches On Everything From Process To State Name

D.C. is convening a constitutional convention this week, the first step in a formal petition for statehood. But has the process been open enough? And is the District moving too fast?

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The Politics Hour - June 10, 2016

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker swings by the studio - and Arlington County Democrats Libby Garvey and Erik Gutshall meet for a debate just a few days before their primary election.

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Clinton Pledges To Be 'Vocal Champion For D.C. Statehood' If Elected President

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
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Effort To Legalize Gambling In D.C. Looks Like A Tough Bet

A group that wants to legalize gambling in D.C. and open a casino in Anacostia is facing legal challenges in its attempt to the put the issue on the November ballot.