Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner: Desire For Statehood Is Clear

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Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón touted Sunday’s vote for statehood, saying, “It is clear that the majority of Puerto Ricans want statehood.”

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood, 97 percent according to reports, but low turnout has some worried that opponents will be able to use that against statehood advocates.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 97 percent voted for statehood, though turnout was only about 23 percent. Read more at The Hill.




  1. Right, so 97% of 23% equals 22.3% of the eligible voters in favor of statehood.

    Hardly overwhelming. Seems like the overwhelming majority, who chose to stay home, are not in favor of statehood.

    But let’s not let the facts get in the way of sensational reporting.

  2. Of course they want statehood. They want food stamps and medicaid and welfare! My tax money just went to buy brown food recycling cans in NYC – sorry nations of spics, we ain’t got no more tax money for you! Your Puerto Rican flag is nice enough – our’s is nice too! Let’s leave everything as status quo.

    • Yes, I was wondering. What’s this new brown garbage cans the City is foisting upon us? Is this just another trap so we can get more tickets/fines from the Mayors office?


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