A local grassroots group Wednesday heralded Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump moves toward repealing Obama EPA water rule Poll: More than 6 in 10 oppose ObamaCare repeal Jake Tapper falls — no, leaps — into Trump’s trap 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 BidenNew DNC chair Perez will attend Trump's speech as former rival's guest Lewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ Perez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory 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