However, less than a quarter of eligible voters turned out to vote. This was the lowest participation rate in such a plebiscite and the second-lowest turnout of any election held in Puerto Rico in at least half a century. This was the fifth time that residents of Puerto Rico have been asked to go to the polls to choose their future political status. According to the numbers presented by the State Election Commission of Puerto Rico, aroundpeople participated.
A study by a Harvard researcher released Tuesday estimated that 4, people died last year as a direct or indirect result of Hurricane Maria. That total is 73 times the official government count of 64 and is in line with reports from the islandincluding interviews with funeral home directors who said last fall that the government numbers were too low.
The island sends one nonvoting representative to Congress. To promote statehood, Puerto Rico Gov.
Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico. AP More Sending an uninvited delegation to Congress to enforce a demand for statehood is known as the Tennessee Plan, after the tactics used by Tennessee in to earn its way into the union when the inhabitants believed Congress was not acting quickly enough.
Other states, including most recently Alaskahave followed suit. Alfonso Aguilar, a former George W. Aguilar thinks this reflects a growing realization that Puerto Ricans are already U.
The island has been a U. Earlier this month, Bishop came out in support of statehood without preconditions.
They have a history of patriotism. They are a clear part of the country. And people have to realize how much Puerto Rico has been a part of the United States. Aguilar, a Republican, disagrees with this notion, saying it would be a swing state at worst.
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When Alaska and Hawaii were added as states it came as a package deal in an attempt to balance out their votes, and there is no clear conservative pairing for Puerto Rico with Democratic Washington, D.
But there are other signs that support for statehood may be growing — at least among Puerto Ricans now living in Florida — as Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Mariajoining the million already located there.
Since Puerto Ricans are U. A nonbinding referendum supporting statehood passed with 97 percent support, but that was with turnout of only 23 percent, with anti-statehood groups boycotting the vote.
One poll of Puerto Ricans prior to Hurricane Maria found that 65 percent supported statehood. In this photo from September, Nestor Serrano walks on the upstairs floor of his home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, where the walls were blown off by Hurricane Maria.Puerto Rico is scheduled to hold a referendum in the summer of to determine its future as a political entity: citizens will vote on whether to remain a commonwealth within the United States, to become a state of the Union, or to.
Eduardo Rivera July 11th, Its about time that for equal respect by the government of the United States of America. Make it a state or leave it alone. The people of Puerto Rico has contributed enough to the United States of America.
Puerto Rico LOCATION Puerto Rico, an island situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, lies just east of the Dominican Republic.
With an area of 9, square kilometers (3, square miles), Puerto Rico is almost 3 times the size of the state of Rhode Island. Thus, any policy leading to statehood will allow Puerto Rico to increase its long-run equilibrium income towards that of the US and will provide Puerto Rico with additional economic growth during the transition to such a higher steady state.
Judge Gelpi, along with Blocher & Gulati, focus on Congress’s role in deciding Puerto Rico’s constitutional status. While this emphasis is understandable, given Congress’s plenary powers under the territory clause of the Constitution, I would emphasize the .
Alegría, Ricardo E. (), cultural antropologist and archeologist, was born on April 14, in San Juan. He was the driving force behind the creation of the influential Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, which he headed from its foundation in to