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jolau
6.11.17, 11:38 PM
Although this won by 97%, only 23% voted.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/puerto-rico-mulls-political-status-in-new-referendum/2017/06/11/20415f7a-4e5b-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html?utm_term=.6d5bae80ead7

Mike
6.12.17, 12:01 AM
Wow! It's too bad that the turnout was so tiny. Will it help with the financial problems that PR has had, if their petition to become a state is supported by Congress?

jolau
6.12.17, 9:50 PM
I think they will start to recieve federal funding if they do. The other problem is, will a predominantly conservative Congress welcome a largely Democratic island territory as a state?
Some of them have a hard time accepting Hawaii as a state right now.