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Exclamation Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...b2e_story.html

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor announced that the U.S. territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a nonbinding referendum Sunday held amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of islanders to the U.S. mainland.
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Nearly half a million votes were cast for statehood, more than 7,600 for free association/independence and nearly 6,700 for the current territorial status, according to preliminary results. The participation rate was just 23 percent with roughly 2.26 million registered voters, leading opponents to question the validity of a vote that several parties had boycotted.
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“From today going forward, the federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Gov. Ricardo Rossello said, announcing the victory. “It would be highly contradictory for Washington to demand democracy in other parts of the world, and not respond to the legitimate right to self-determination that was exercised today in the American territory of Puerto Rico.”
I remember when George Bush the elder asked them and they said no.
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Default Re: Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

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I remember when George Bush the elder asked them and they said no.
Hard times make for strange bedfellows.
Don't blow it, Donald.
Hopefully president Trump tells them no. Because they only reason many of them voted for statehood is to weasel out of their debt.
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