Washington, D.C., has three electoral votes. However, until the 23rd Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified in 1961, Washington, D.C., residents did not have the right to vote in presidential elections,... More »

As of 2014, Illinois has 20 votes in the United States Electoral College. This is based on the census of 2010 and represents a decrease of 1 vote from the previous census. Illinois was confirmed to have 20 votes for the ... More »

Electoral votes are divided among the states according to each state's population. States with a greater population receive more electoral votes. As of 2014, California has 55 votes, which is the greatest number of elect... More »

Washington, D.C. is not in Virginia. It is, in fact, located in the District of Columbia, a 61-square-mile zone independent of any state. It was created when Virginia and Maryland donated land for the new federal governm... More »

The two largest airports, in terms of use, located near Washington, D.C., are Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The next closest large airport that serves the area is Baltimore Washingt... More »

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The Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C., represents military personnel who died in defense of the United States, particularly those service personnel whose bodies remain unidentified. The tomb contains the remains o... More »

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In Washington, D.C., the average salary for lobbyists was $62,000 in 2012. However, the figure varies a great deal, depending upon how much of a connection lobbyists have to Capitol Hill. More »

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