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Puerto Ricans requested statehood on Nov. This is the sixth time statehood has been on the ballot since Puerto Rico ratified its Constitution in Voters rejected the status change inand The election were unclear because some voters did not answer both parts of a two-part statehood question. Only Congress can add new states to the Unionvia an Admission Act or House Resolution that requires approval by a simple majority in the House and Senate.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory. It is similar online dating scams Anchorage U. Both have Democratic- and Republican-aligned members. SomePuerto Ricans who voted for statehood voted against its pro-statehood gubernatorial candidate, Pedro Pierluisi Urrutiawho won his race very narrowly.
House of Representatives — receivedfewer votes than statehood did.
All these split tickets reflect a broader political upheaval taking place in Puerto Rico after a rocky half-decade. Discontent with Puerto Rican leadership, aggravated by the fiscal austerity imposed by a Washington-controlled federal board, culminated last year in massive protests.
A chaotic primary pitted its Republican- and Democrat-aligned factions against each other. All the drama and corruption seems to have left many statehood supporters in Puerto Rico meet someone Midland TX up with the New Progressive Party, and politics in general.
By the election, new parties with clearer ideological offerings — like the progressive, populist Citizen Victory Movement and the right-wing, religiously based Dignity Project — had cropped up. Those proposals would then be negotiated with Congress and voted on by the Puerto Rican electorate. Chuck Schumer has vowed to pursue Dating in Clarksville TN over 50 Rican statehood.
If the Republicans retain the majority, however, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican senators would almost certainly block any effort to make Puerto Rico a state. Puerto Rican voters on the mainland usually vote Democratic, so most Republicans perceive statehood as a political threat, although Pew Research finds Best Nebraska to find casual sex Ricans on the island are a socially conservative crowd.
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