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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statehood_movement_in_Puerto_Rico

The statehood movement in Puerto Rico aims to make Puerto Rico a state of the United States.Five referenda have been held on the topic, most recently in 2017.The population of Puerto Rico in 2015 was over three million people and larger than 21 states.

www.pr51st.com/puerto-rico-vote-statehood

What Can We Do to Encourage Statehood? - Puerto Rico 51st March 18th, 2015 […] for Puerto Rico is closer than ever before. Puerto Rico has already voted for statehood, and a final Federally-sponsored referendum on the status question has been funded.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_status_referendum,_2012

A referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico was held in Puerto Rico on November 6, 2012. It was the fourth referendum on status to be held in Puerto Rico and the first in which a majority voted for statehood. Puerto Rico has been an unincorporated territory of the United States since the Spanish–American War in 1898.. Puerto Rican voters were asked two questions: (1) whether they ...

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Puerto Rico’s congressional delegates have introduced multiple (failed) bills over the years, which granted Puerto Rico statehood based on the outcome of a popular vote on the island.

www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/us/puerto-ricans-vote-on-the...

A full 97 percent of ballots cast were in favor of statehood, but turnout was very low in the nonbinding referendum, the fifth such vote in Puerto Rico.

www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/amid-historically-low-turnout...

Residents of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly Sunday for statehood in a non-binding vote. The turnout was historically low, however — almost eight out of 10 voters did not participate.

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/11/532482957/...

Puerto Rico Votes On Statehood Referendum — Though Congress Will Make Final Call : The Two-Way The debt-racked territory voted to become the 51st state in 2012, but Congress never picked up the ...

www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/puerto-rico-statehood-vote-2017/...

Puerto Rico on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for statehood. But Congress, the only body that can approve new states, will ultimately decide whether the status of the US commonwealth changes.

www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/americas/puerto-rico-statehood...

Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are "claiming our equal rights as American citizens," Puerto Rico's governor says.

theconversation.com/puerto-rico-votes-on-statehood-fifth-times-the...

On June 11, Puerto Ricans will have an opportunity to vote in a nonbinding plebiscite to determine Puerto Rico’s political status. Local voters will choose among three options: statehood ...