Democratic candidate Joe Biden has strongly endorsed statehood for both Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
If he wins the November election, he may sweep into power with a Democrat-led House and Senate, giving his party the ability to make state extended statehood a fact.
Adding one or two new and Democrat states could be cataclysmic for the GOP’s future in controlling Congress and future presidential elections.
Statehood for both Puerto Rico and the District would add four senators to Congress, all likely to be Democrats.
“Electorally speaking, it would be an earth-changing event,” Tampa Bay-based political consultant Anthony Pedicini said of the possibility of two new states becoming part of the country. “It would change the game and majorly upset the electoral balance of the U.S.”
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