WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- D.C. voters turned out for President Barack Obama: 91 percent of the city's votes went to re-elect the President,and that doesn't include the absentee and special ballots that Board of Elections staff began counting on Wednesday. The percentage of votes for Obama will no doubt go up.
The turnout saw one upset. Independent new comer David Grosso defeated well-known incumbent Michael Brown in the D.C. City Council race for a seat reserved for a party other than the Democratic majority.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray told 9News that he hopes President Obama will become an advocate for budget and legislative autonomy for the District. The Mayor says it's a democratic right that every other citizen has.
Grosso echoed that and he also said ethics among elected officials would be a big priority, along with helping stabilize a community college for the District.