With all the drama over the upcoming US Presidential Election, another election, less noticed on the media, will take place the same day which may mean something huge to the US, a new State.
That's right, over in the Carribean, the island of Puerto Rico will go to the ballot boxes to decide their future.
US flag with 51 Stars.
Voters will first be asked whether they want the current territorial status to continue. Regardless of how voters answer that question, they will then be asked to express their preference among the three alternatives to the current status if the first question results in a vote for change: Statehood, complete independence or free association with the US.
Good Article here: JURIST - Hotline: Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic
So, if you were in their boots, how would you vote?
What will this mean for the US?
Do you wish to maintain the current political status?
Yes: 746,031 (46.1%)
No: 872,719 (53.9%)
Free association with US: 404,945 (33.1%)
Independence: 66,761 (5.5%)
Statehood: 751,264 (61.4%)
Puerto Rico update: Vote for Statehood wins out!!!