D.C. Group Hopes Obama Win Leads to Representation in Congress

A local grassroots group Wednesday heralded Barack ObamaBarack ObamaBill Press: Bernie is not a threat John Feehery: GOP: Listen to Reince 5 takeaways from the rush for campaign cash 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 BidenReid throws wrench into Clinton vice presidential picks Biden at West Point: Diversity on battlefield an 'incredible asset' Biden pardons West Point cadets punished for minor offenses 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

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