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View Diary: Why Armando Is Wrong About Puerto Rico (34 comments)

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  •  Isn't there a simpler route? (1+ / 0-)
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    Andrew C White

    There's no requirement for a binding referendum on statehood.  At this point, they can simply petition for statehood, and a simple majority of both houses is all it takes to admit them as a state.

    Now, it's possible that they won't be able to get the votes in Congress without another binding referendum, but that may or may not be true...

    •  Binding referendum (1+ / 0-)
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      Andrew C White
      it's possible that they won't be able to get the votes in Congress without another binding referendum, but that may or may not be true
      That's what they were told the last time they were in the US Congress.  They were told to go back home and do a referendum to show support, and then return with those results to the US Congress to ask for another referendum, this time for a binding vote.

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