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Puerto Rico Sets stage to become 51 state of the United States.

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The-Unicorn-Lord Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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STATEHOOD
802,179 61.15%
SOVEREIGN FREE ASSOCIATED STATE
436,997 33.31%
INDEPENDENCE
72,551 5.53%

So what happens now: Congress and Obama have to okay it. Obama has already pledge to do so. Now that leaves the House and the Senate.

Fingers crossed, we could have another island state.

Fun fact: this is the fifth time this has come up for vote. this is the only time it's passed.
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AvSkyggene Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Let's just trade Texas for them.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
when does mexico get to become a state??
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OuroborosCobra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Mexico became the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, and parts of a few others.
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
yep, we whipped their ass and made them like it
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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I hope not...I'll have to replace all my flags. Come to think of it, what would a 51 star flag even look like?
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
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Here's a possible.
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alphamale1980 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I suggest an additional requirement for statehood. Puerto Rico must provide every citizen within the US with a Pernil (roast pork shoulder) dinner.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What if we're Jewish?
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:iconalphamale1980:
alphamale1980 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Then you should donate your delicious pork dinner to me :)
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meanus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
and added grease for Alpha
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