Why Does It Count?
In 2004, the District was scheduled first--before Iowa and New Hampshire. This was done in an effort to bring more attention to the D.C. voting rights movement. But to get permission from the Democratic Party, it was classified as a "non-binding" vote. Today's Potomac Primary--when D.C. votes alongside Maryland and Virginia--is binding. City officials are saying it will be an unprecedented change for the District to have an influence on the presidential election and show that the city is serious about getting congressional voting rights. Is this a step forward for the District's voting rights? As a resident of the District, does a candidate's view towards D.C. voting rights affect who you are supporting today?
By Tony from DC |
February 12, 2008; 7:27 PM ET
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