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Puerto Rico ousts governor, backs US statehood
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_PUERTO_RICO_ELECTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-07-12-41-11 ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | BEN FOX and DANICA COTO

Posted on 11/07/2012 9:55:39 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election.

Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat Wednesday to his main challenger after concluding there were not enough outstanding ballots to close the gap with his main challenger,

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 9:55:42 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island

Why not? They may as well get in on all of the goodies about to be handed out.

2 posted on 11/07/2012 9:59:09 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Explain to me what this means. How much closer does this take them to (ugh) statehood?


3 posted on 11/07/2012 10:00:52 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 10/07/12)
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To: GreenHornet

Puerto Ricans “were collectively made U.S. citizens” in 1917 as a result of the Jones-Shafroth Act.

Puerto Ricans have a long history of service in the U.S. armed forces and, since 1917, they have been included in the U.S. compulsory draft whenever it has been in effect.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 10:05:53 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do we American citizens have a vote or do we take it in the shorts again?


5 posted on 11/07/2012 10:07:35 AM PST by notaliberal (We are all communist's now!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think it’s great that they want to be a state, but I’m sorry to hear about Gov. Fortuno. He was one of the good guys and had done a lot to improve the Puerto Rican economy (mostly through privatization and promotion of PR as a business haven for mainland Americans).

Of course, he was heavily opposed by - guess who? - the unions.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 10:08:27 AM PST by livius
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To: ThomasThomas

I served in the military with some outstanding Puerto Ricans.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 10:32:03 AM PST by Mudcat (What would Reagan do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

PR statehood would mean 2 more blue senators, more blue reps and more blue electoral votes. It also would make us officially bilingual. Obama would follow that by adopting Haiti as #52.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 10:51:58 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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