United States presidential elections in Washington, D.C.

Presidential elections in Washington, D.C.
No. of elections 14
Voted Republican 0
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 6
Voted for losing candidate 8

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Washington, D.C., ordered by year. Since the adoption of the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1961, Washington, D.C. has had three electoral votes in the election of the President and Vice President of the United States, and has participated in every U.S. presidential election. As of 2017, in every presidential election, Washington, D.C., has voted for the candidate of the Democratic party.

Winners of the district are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump12,7234.09Hillary Clinton282,83090.86-3
2012Barack Obama267,07090.91Mitt Romney21,3817.28---3
2008Barack Obama245,80092.46John McCain17,3676.53---3
2004George W. Bush21,2569.34John Kerry202,97089.18---3
2000George W. Bush18,0738.95Al Gore171,92385.16---3electoral vote split: 2 to Gore, 1 faithless elector from the D.C. abstained from voting
1996Bill Clinton158,22085.19Bob Dole17,3399.34Ross Perot3,6111.943
1992Bill Clinton192,61984.64George H. W. Bush20,6989.10Ross Perot9,6814.253
1988George H. W. Bush27,59014.30Michael Dukakis159,40782.65---3
1984Ronald Reagan29,00913.73Walter Mondale180,40885.38---3
1980Ronald Reagan23,31313.41Jimmy Carter130,23174.89John B. Anderson16,1319.283
1976Jimmy Carter137,81881.63Gerald Ford27,87316.51---3
1972Richard Nixon35,22621.56George McGovern127,62778.10---3
1968Richard Nixon31,01218.18Hubert Humphrey139,56681.82---3
1964Lyndon B. Johnson169,79685.50Barry Goldwater28,80114.50---3


  1. For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
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