A local grassroots group Wednesday heralded Barack ObamaBarack ObamaJeb Bush calls out Republicans silent on Trump's Russia probe Trump launches all-out assault on Mueller probe Immigration agents planning raids next week targeting teenage gang members 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 BidenJoe BidenBiden deflects questions about 2020 run at OZY Fest The Hill's 12:30 Report Dems see huge field emerging to take on Trump 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