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Puerto Rico statehood vote could be an election day wildcard

And now, there is the issue of statehood for Puerto Rico. The island is a U.S. territory and its residents are U.S. citizens, but they don’t have voting congressional representation.

[Related: How to make a state? Three ways to redraw the U.S.A.]

So effectively, Puerto Rico residents can’t vote in the presidential general election. (Articles I and II of the Constitution says that only states can vote, and the 23rd Amendment extends voting rights to the District of Columbia.)

Another statehood referendum is set for Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, and the territorial governor, Luis Fortuno, is supporting statehood as the best option for Puerto Rico.


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No. Vvisited 57 states... 1 One left to go. - Mr O, 2008

"In the last 15 months we have traveled to every corner of the United States... I have been in 57 states. I think, one left to go. One left to go. Alaska or Hawaii I was not allowed to go, even though I really wanted to, but my staff would not justify it." Mr O at a campaign event in Beaverton, OR. Mr O claimed to have visited 57 U.S. states during the campaign. One left to go. He was not permitted to go to Alaska nor Hawaii.

It is unclear if his staff will permit Mr O to go to Puerto Rico.

Ain't but 52 cards in a normal deck. Makes one wonder who is running this dang casino!

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul