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Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State

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In a two-part referendum held on Tuesday, Puerto Rico voted in favor of becoming a U.S. State.

Congress would need to approve Puerto Rico’s full entry into the Union, if this move goes forward.

Puerto Rico became an American territory in 1898, an it’s residents acquired U.S. citizenship in 1917, but the 3.7 million Puerto Ricans living on the island aren’t allowed to vote in U.S. elections unless they are actually living in the U.S. 4.6 million Puerto Ricans live within the United States.

It looks like Israel may lose it’s unofficial title as “The 51st State”.

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