With 231,698 votes counted, the DC Board of Elections (DCBOE) posted unofficial election night results just after 9 p.m. As of Tuesday night, most races could be called in the District. Still, you should note that these results are not official, and the counts are not final. Mail-in ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 will be counted if they are received by Nov. 13, and DCBOE has until Nov. 24 to finalize the results.
Of 517,890 registered voters in the District, DCBOE reported 103,529 of those were election day votes, but more than 55 percent, 128,169 were absentee or mail-in ballots.
The race might still be tight throughout the nation, but DC overwhelmingly chose the Joseph R. Biden – Kamala D. Harris Democratic ticket for President, offering about 92 percent of the vote to the Democratic candidates. Incumbent President Donald J. Trump and Michael Pence got just over 5 percent of the vote. The national race remains far from over, but the District was clear where it stood.
Incumbent US Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) secured re-election to a sixteenth term with about 86 percent of the vote, and Paul Strauss (D-DC) was returned as US Shadow Senator.
On DC Council, the heavily populated At-Large race was topped by incumbent Robert White, Jr. who as of Wednesday morning had about 25 percent of the vote. Independent Christina Henderson follows with 15 percent of the vote, appearing to have won the second at-large seat with a 10,000 vote margin over former Councilmember Vincent Orange at 12. 28 percent. Marcus Goodwin and Ed Lazare are steadily holding at around 11 to 12 percent.
Four wards chose representatives to DC Council. Brooke Pinto (D) had a conclusive affirmation of her special election to represent Ward 2 with about 69 percent of the vote.
Janeese Lewis George (D) will represent Ward 4, with nearly 92 percent of voters affirming her as their choice. Incumbent Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent C. Gray (D) was re-elected with nearly 95 percent of the vote. With challenges mounted by independent Fred Hill, Trayon White Sr. (D) managed to secure a conclusive re-election, with about 78 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning.
Many State Board of Education (SBOE) races played out conclusively at the polls. Allister Chang is likely to represent Ward 2, receiving 49 percent of the vote to Sarah Mehrotra’s 33.3 percent. In Ward 7, long-time educational activist Eboni-Rose Thomson won 41 percent of the vote, topping incumbent Karen Williams by more than 3,000. Frazier O’Leary Jr. was unchallenged in Ward 4, but the race for Ward 8 SBOE rep was won by Carlene D. Reid, with 46.58 percent, nearly 20 percent more than her nearest challenger for the seat. The At-Large SBOE seat seems secured by Jacque Patterson, with 32 of the vote to nearly 19 percent for Mysiki Valentine and Dorothy Douglas each, his nearest competitors.
Ward 6 ANCs
A tightly-contested race between representatives on Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A played out Tuesday. In 6A01, Keya Chatterjee won 54.4 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Marie-Claire Borwn. Phil Tomajian (6A02) and Michael Soderman (6A03) were re-elected without challenge. 6A04 representative Amber Gove won a conclusive 80 percent of the vote, while newcomer Laura Gentile took more than 85 percent in 6A05.
The tightest race in the Ward 6 ANC election race is in 6A08, where Robb Dooling leads Kate Robinson by a difference of 42 votes, 402 to 360 in 6A06. Sondra Phillips-Gilbert was returned to represent 6A07 with nearly 65 percent of the vote, and Brian Alcorn was unchallenged and affirmed to represent 6A08 a second term.
ANC 6B will look very familiar, with a few new additions when the new session begins in 2021. Commissioners Jennifer E. Samolyk (6B01), Gerald Sroufe (6B02), Brian Ready (6B03), Kirsten Oldenburg (6B04), Steve Holtzman (6B05), Corey Holman (6B06) and Denise Rucker Krepp (6B10) were re-elected by wide margins. In 6B08, Peter Wright looks to have won with nearly 71 percent of the vote, and Alison Horn led R. Andre Speaks by ten percent, 494 to 329 votes. 201 people voted for write-in candidates in 6B07 —the winning candidate in a field of three people who had declared their interest as write-ins had not yet been named Tuesday night.
All six ANC 6C commissioners were re-elected: Christine Healey (6C01), Karen Wirt (6C02), Jay Adelstein (6C03), Mark Eckenwiler (6C04), Joel Kelty (6C05) and Drew Courtney (6C06). None faced on the ballot challengers, although Pranav Nanda mounted a write-in campaign in 6C04, where write-ins accounted for more than 9 percent of the vote.
In ANC 6D, write-in Candidates were selected to represent 6D01 and 6D02; while Andrew Bossi had declared for 6D01 and Jared Weiss for 6D02, the winners have not yet been named by DCBOE. Voters have re-elected commissioners representing the other five Single Member Districts (SMD): Ronald Collins (6D03), Andy Litsky (6D04) Fredrica “Rikki” Kramer (6D05), Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) and Edward Daniels (6D07). Daniels was the only candidate with a challenger, and received nearly 66 percent of the vote as of Tuesday night.
Over in Shaw, ANC 6E voters elected Michael Eichler to replace long-time representative Alexander Padro in 6E01. Alex Lopez led Tony Brown by 15 percent, 43.51 to 32.47 percent, and will likely represent 6E02. Frank Wiggins was re-elected to 6E03 with 97 percent support. Rachelle P. Nigro returned to represent 6E04 with nearly 72 percent of the vote, more than a 400-vote lead over challenger Jordan Hibbs. Patrick K. Parlej will represent 6E05, Denise E. Blackson will take 6E06 over from lvin Judd Sr., and incumbent Kevin Rogers won 66 percent of the vote and will continue to represent 6E07, likely taking the seat over challenger Nate Brown, who pulled in a bit more than 31 percent.
You can check out all the updating results yourself at the DCBOE website. Remember, DCBOE has until Nov. 24 to finalize results.