Mar
06
2016
10

Puerto Rico GOP primary today.

…Which is typically not a thing, one way or the other.  But this is the 2016 primary season, which is apparently going to be the Monkey’s Paw answer to the I wish that we had a primary that really meant something for once, you know what I mean? wish.  It’s like 2000, when I wished that a Presidential election would go down to the wire instead of being obvious as soon as the polls closed.

I HAVE NEVER MADE THAT WISH AGAIN. (more…)

Nov
08
2012
7

Puerto Rican voters call for statehood! …Mostly. Sort of. Not really at all, actually.

Amidst the ballyhoo of the Presidential election came this bit of contradiction:

Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state.

…and this:

…Tuesday’s vote comes with an asterisk and an imposing political reality: The island remains bitterly divided over its relationship to the United States and many question the validity of this week’s referendum.

Nearly a half million voters chose to leave a portion of the ballot blank. And voters also ousted the pro-statehood governor, eliminating one of the main advocates for a cause that would need the approval of the U.S. Congress.

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