The Green Papers: District of Columbia 2004 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 September 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
2000 Census:574,096 (0.20% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):411,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):354,410
Capital:Washington, DC
Tuesday 14 September 2004 polls close 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC)
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 8:00p EST (0100 UTC)

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District of Columbia 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Democrat 202,970 89.18% Senator John Kerry
(3 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
  Candidate Republican 21,256 9.34% President George W. Bush
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate Independent 1,485 0.65% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Peter Miguel Camejo
  Candidate Green 737 0.32% David Keith Cobb
Vice President: Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche
  Candidate --scatter-- 506 0.22% Write in, if any
  Candidate Libertarian 502 0.22% Michael Badnarik
Vice President: Richard Campagna
  Candidate Socialist Workers 130 0.06% James Harris
Vice President: Margaret Trowe

The Board of Elections and Ethics reports 1,883 under votes and 624 over votes.

Total 227,586 100.00%  

Mayor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Home Rule

    Democrat   Mayor Anthony A. "Tony" Williams
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
 A coalition called "Save Our City" registered a notice of intention to recall Mayor Anthony A. "Tony" Williams with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on Tuesday 20 January 2004. The recall initiative will appear on the 2 November 2004 ballot if the petitioners collect signatures from 10% of the of the registered votes district-wide and 10% of the registered voters in 5 of the 8 wards. The petitioners have 180 days to gather signatures once the petitions are published.

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2004. Home Rule

Seat up for election   Democrat   Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 14 September 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 202,027 91.33% Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
  Candidate Republican 18,296 8.27% Michael Andrew Monroe
  Candidate --scatter-- 890 0.40% Write in, if any
Total 221,213 100.00%  
 Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.


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