How Georgetown Voted

GM discussed the ANC results yesterday, but wanted to walk through the rest of how Georgetown voted today (caveat here: these results include votes from Burleith and Hillandale, which use the same precinct as west Georgetown). Here are the results:

At Large Councilmember:

Anita Bonds 1786
David Schwartzman 351
Dionne Reeder 499
Elissa Silverman 1314
OVER VOTES 0
Ralph J. Chittams, Sr. 430
Rustin M. Lewis 90
UNDER VOTES 1944
WRITE-IN 34
Grand Total 6448

This one’s a bit tricky since each voter has two votes. No surprise that Anita Bonds won. But Georgetown agreed with GM and the citywide tally by giving the second most votes to Elissa Silverman. She actually had 74% the number of Bonds votes. Across the city she got 60% the number of Bonds’ votes. So Georgetown was strongly on her side. Her main competition, Dionne Reeder, trailed Silverman badly in Georgetown, with Silverman getting more than twice Reeder’s total.

DC Attorney General:

Joe Henchman 375
Karl A. Racine 2661
OVER VOTES 0
UNDER VOTES 154
WRITE-IN 34
Grand Total 3224

No surprises here. Karl Racine cruised to reelection citywide and got 83% of the Georgetown vote. The only other listed candidate, Libertarian Joe Henchman, got just 375 votes.

Council Chair:

Ethan Bishop-Henchman 367
OVER VOTES 0
Phil Mendelson 2675
UNDER VOTES 130
WRITE-IN 52
Grand Total 3224

Again, no surprises here. Phil Mendelson won 83% of the Georgetown vote. Joe Henchman’s husband Ethan Bishop-Henchman, also represented the Libertarian ticket. And he also got walloped, getting eight fewer votes than his husband.

DC Delegate:

Bruce Majors 100
Eleanor Holmes Norton 2472
John Cheeks 82
Natale “Lino” Stracuzzi 115
Nelson F. Rimensnyder 366
OVER VOTES 1
UNDER VOTES 59
WRITE-IN 29
Grand Total 3224

While Eleanor Holmes Norton easily won reelection, she won it with noticeably fewer Georgetown votes than Racine and Mendelson. She “only” got 76% of the Georgetown vote. Libertarian Bruce Majors, Statehood Green Party Lino Stacuzzi, and Republican Nelson Rimensnyder took most of the remain quarter. Part of this can be explained by the fact that unlike Racine and Mendelson, Norton faced a Republican on the ballot. That is bound to draw some Georgetown votes.

Mayor:

Ann C. Wilcox 228
Dustin ‘DC’ Canter 174
Martin Moulton 175
Muriel Bowser 2493
OVER VOTES 0
UNDER VOTES 80
WRITE-IN 74
Grand Total 3224

And finally, again Mayor Bowser easily won the most Georgetown votes for mayor. At 2,493 votes, she got slightly more Georgetown votes than Norton did. But she trailed Racine and Mendelson. And unlike Norton, Bowser can’t point to a Republican seeping off votes. The GOP didn’t run a mayoral candidate.

Bonus fact: Most Georgetowners didn’t vote! In Precinct 5 (i.e., West Georgetown and Burleith) 46% of voters voted. In Precinct 6 (East Georgetown) only 34% of voters voted. (Citywide the turnout was only 44%. Pretty bad, really!)

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