View Full Version : I thought D.C. couldn't vote???

11-04-2008, 07:41 PM
What's going on?

11-04-2008, 07:42 PM
What's going on?

I don't get your question but they have 3 electoral votes. Why wouldn't they be able to vote? They are citizens

11-04-2008, 07:43 PM
What's going on?

I've never heard that. Regular folks live there too-businessmen, press, etc. Even politicians vote for themselves and their colleagues. Where did you hear this?

Grimnir Wotansvolk
11-04-2008, 07:44 PM
I think you're referring to their congressmen who aren't allowed to vote

11-04-2008, 07:45 PM
They were given the right to vote with an amendment. A long time ago.

AJ Antimony
11-04-2008, 07:47 PM
Someone's never read the Amendments...

11-04-2008, 07:51 PM
The 23rd Amendment gave DC electoral votes for the presidency, but we still don't have full representation. Eleanor Norton is a non-voting delegate to Congress (she can serve on comitees and propose legislation, but she can't vote). DC also has a Shadow Senator, Paul Strauss. He's a District official, but his entire job consists of lobbying the Senate for him to be made a real Senator. A bit silly really.

As our license plates say, Taxation Without Representation.