Puerto Rico voted in favor of becoming the 51st state to be a part of the United States of America. The turnout for the referendum, in which Puerto Ricans could vote on, had a low turnout, but it seems there is still a consensus amongst the bankrupt island.

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Puerto Rico will now send 2 senators and 5 representatives to Washington on behalf of this vote, where they will begin talks regarding how Puerto Rico could officially join the United States by obtaining statehood.

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While the turnout for this vote is low, at about 23%, the same situation happened in 2012, and it then led to Puerto Rico being denied statehood because of the low turnout. This could cause another denial this time around as well, but maybe there will be a different result given the desperate situation that Puerto Rico is in.

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