Posted By RichC on November 11, 2012
Maybe I shouldn’t have purchased six 50 star flags IF we’re going to be adding Puerto Rico as our 51st state? (still a little work to do in Washington DC though)
A referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico was held in Puerto Rico on November 6, 2012. Puerto Rico has been an unincorporated territory of the United States since the Spanish-American War in 1898. In the referendum, Puerto Rican voters were asked (1) whether they agreed to continue with Puerto Rico’s territorial status and (2) asked to indicate the political status they preferred from three possibilities:statehood, independence, or a sovereign nation in free association with theUnited States. 54% of voters answered “No” to the first question, expressing themselves against maintaining the current political status.