‘Poisoning democracy’: in a city without representation in Congress, repeal of ballot measure angers residents

The Washington Post: D.C. lawmakers have long complained that residents of the nation’s capital pay federal taxes and serve in the military yet are denied self-governance because they lack a vote in Congress.

But on Tuesday, the D.C. Council reduced even the limited ability of District residents to decide local matters — by repealing a ballot measure that voters passed just four months ago.

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