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Title    Puerto Ricans Back Becoming 51st State
Date    Monday June 12, @09:49AM
Author    n1
Topic   
from the join-the-club dept.
https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=17/06/12/0349230

BK writes:

According to Fox News:

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.

Nearly half a million votes were cast for statehood, more than 7,600 for free association/independence and nearly 6,700 for independence, 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.

Also covered by AP.


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  1. "BK" - https://soylentnews.org/~BK/
  2. "Fox News" - http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/11/puerto-rico-voters-back-becoming-51st-state-in-referendum-marred-by-boycott.html
  3. "AP" - https://apnews.com/c78bb38aaf80493b846d681b911d4546
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=20708

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