The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is formally known as the "District of Columbia" and informally known as "D.C." The signing of the Residence Act in 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the East Coast of the U.S. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. Named in honor of George Washington, D.C. is home to many national monuments, museums, foreign embassies and the headquarters of many international organizations, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups and departments and agencies of the federal government.
In addition, Washington, D.C. houses the centers of all three branches of the federal government, including Congress, the President and the Supreme Court.
The District of Columbia holds closed primaries, meaning only voters registered with that political party can vote in the primary. Citizens must have completed party affiliation changes by March 3, 2014, in order to vote in the primary.Vote fraud
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