A local grassroots group Wednesday heralded Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE's presidential election as an event that could lead to Washington D.C. gaining a vote in Congress.

"DC Vote is greatly encouraged by the results of the presidential election and the election of new senators in several states," said Ilir Zherka, DC Vote's executive director. "We have gained two crucial allies in the White House: President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?' 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states MORE are on the record as strong supporters of D.C. voting rights."

For the past 10 years, DC Vote has been at the forefront of the movement pushing for legislation that would allow the vote of the district