Sound Off for November 8th: Would you like to see Puerto Rico become a state?
For the first time, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood.
The Election Day vote was nonbinding but marks a shift in attitudes.
Puerto Ricans first voted on their desire to reject their current status as a U-S commonwealth, and that passed 54 to 46-percent.
In a separate question, 61-percent supported statehood, 33-percent backed a new semi-autonomous "sovereign free association," and six-percent voted for outright independence.
Right now, the roughly 4 million residents of the Puerto Rico are American citizens who cannot vote for president.
Now, Congress is expected to debate making it a state.
If approved, Puerto Rico would become the 29th largest state.
Would you like to see Puerto Rico become a state?
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