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

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Anymouse 🌹🎃7/05/2018 8:13:45 pm PDT

re: #450 KGxvi

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.

Choosing not to vote is still a choice. Too bad, if a person was opposed to statehood for Puerto Rico and didn’t vote, well, that’s their problem.