Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood, Will Democrats Have The Votes To Ratify It?

Puerto Ricans voted in favor of the territory applying to be a U.S. state for the sixth time in a nonbinding referendum last month. The U.S. territory voted 52 to 48 percent in favor of making the island commonwealth a state. The referendum marks the sixth time Puerto Ricans have voted on statehood and the third time they voted in favor of it. The last time Puerto Ricans were polled was in 2017 when the measure won by a wide margin, but pro-independence and pro-territory groups had boycotted the vote, leading to an unimpressive 23 percent voter turnout. “There’s no doubt that a majority of peo…

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