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which everyone missed. 61% of voters in a referendum in Puerto Rico voted to apply for statehood. The resident commisioner and outgoing governor will present the results to President Obama (who has promised to sign a statehood bill if a majority of Puerto Ricans support it) and to Congress. There is nothing special about statehood bills in Congress; a simple majority is sufficient.

So what say you, welcome to the 51st state? Can DC be far behind?
 

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I don't see DC ever becoming a State. Though I've long thought we should still allow states to join the union.
 

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which everyone missed. 61% of voters in a referendum in Puerto Rico voted to apply for statehood. The resident commisioner and outgoing governor will present the results to President Obama (who has promised to sign a statehood bill if a majority of Puerto Ricans support it) and to Congress. There is nothing special about statehood bills in Congress; a simple majority is sufficient.

So what say you, welcome to the 51st state? Can DC be far behind?

Obama has advocated for this statehood. Dems can pick up electoral votes. Maybe some seats in Congress...
 

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