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November 7, 2012
Still to be seen Posted by Avram Grumer at 03:41 AM * 104 comments
Important issues still left unresolved by yesterday’s election results:
The people of Puerto Rico voted (53%) to change their political status to that of statehood (65%). But Congress has to approve the change. In population, Puerto Rico falls between Connecticut and Oklahoma, so figure it’d have five Congressional Representatives. It also trends pretty blue politically, so that’s a few more Democratic seats in the House, two more in the Senate, and a seven more reliable blue votes in the next Presidential election. All of which means the Republican-controlled House isn’t gonna go for it.