NPVIC Status - District of Columbia
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D.C. Director: None
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Council of District of Columbia Structure - 2021-2022
The District of Columbia is not a State. It is the nation's capitol.
Prior to the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution in 1961, DC had no representation in Congress nor any Electoral Votes. That Amendment gives DC one representative in Congress who has no vote in Congress, but can participate in Committees. It also gave DC 3 Electoral Votes, equal to the number that our smallest States each have.
In the event of a Contingent (Back-Up) Election of the President on the House, each State's House delegation gets ONE vote to cast for presidential candidate. Candidates are restricted to be the Top Three Electoral Vote getters in the preceding election. California, Wyoming, Delaware and Texas each get ONE vote.
DC does not get to vote in that contingent election, which has only had to take place in 1800 and again in 1824.
DC joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme, agreeing to turn all 3 of its Votes over to people who are not from DC on its first request to do so in September 2010.
Electoral Votes to be Decided by People who are NOT from D.C. *
Council - Democrat
Mayor - Democrat
* Once the dangerous
National Popular Vote scheme is activated.