Next week’s DC Primary is supposed to shine a national spotlight on District residents’ lack of voting rights. But how did DC end up with no vote in Congress in the first place? A look at the political history of DC.


  • Adam Kurland Professor, Howard University School of Law
  • William diGiacomantonio Assistant Editor, First Federal Congress Project, George Washington University
  • Michael Fauntroy Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, and author of “Home Rule or House Rule? Congress and the Erosion of Local Governance in the District of Columbia”
  • Ilir Zherka Executive Director, D.C. Vote

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