United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1996

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United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1996

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  Eleanor Holmes Norton.jpg No image.svg
Candidate Eleanor Holmes Norton Sprague Simonds
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 134,996 11,306
Percentage 90.00% 7.54%

Delegate before election

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Democratic

Elected Delegate

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Democratic

Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1996 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 5, 1996. The winner of the race was Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), who won her third re-election. All elected members would serve in 105th United States Congress.

The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia is elected for two-year terms.

Candidates

Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sought election for her fourth term to the United States House of Representatives. Norton was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Sprague Simonds who received 7.54%. This resulted in Norton being re-elected with 90% of the vote.

Results

D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1996)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleanor Holmes Norton (inc.) 134,996 90.00
Republican Sprague Simonds 11,306 7.54
Independent Faith 2,119 1.41
Socialist Workers Sam Manuel 1,146 0.76
No party Write-ins 431 0.29%
Total votes 149,998 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

References

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