Title

Don’t Make Puerto Rico a State Now

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2-25-2021

Abstract

Puerto Ricans went to the polls on November 3, 2020 to elect a new governor and hundreds of other officials, and yes to vote on whether their colonized archipelago should become the 51 st American state. The results signaled a resounding rejection of both major political parties. They also revealed a far more ambivalent attitude towards the status question than pro-statehood proponents will admit.

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