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And Now, the Stunningly Corrupt Anti-Environment Head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, "Resigns"

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KGxvi7/05/2018 8:00:56 pm PDT

re: #441 Anymouse 🌹

Minus breaking up California, I’m on board with that. Puerto Rico already voted for statehood. No territory which ever voted for statehood has been voted down in the past.

I believe the statehood vote last year was called into question because of an organized boycott by those opposed to statehood. There was only 23% turnout and statehood got 97% of the vote.

The 2012 vote is a better indicator, but also flawed. Just under two million people voted on two issues. First 54% voted that PR should not maintain it’s territorial status. On the second question of statehood/free association/independence, 61% chose statehood, but about a half million ballots were left blank. Now, it’s safe to assume that most of those blank ballots were people who voted to stay a territory, but it did complicate things and led to the 2017 referendum.