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Puerto Rico approves statehood

A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a nonbinding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now. Still, nearly 54 percent of Puerto Ricans voted for a change in the U.S. commonwealth’s relationship with the United States — and President Obama promised to uphold their vote in the case of a “clear majority.”

51-star flags have been designed and used as a symbol by supporters of statehood in various areas. Above is an example of what a 51-star flag may look like.

It will be intresting to see where this goes. From what I am reading it sounds like a larger percentage didn’t vote either way. I will be closely following this to see where this goes.

Supporters of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood movement cheer the arrival of Governor Pedro Rossello outside status hearings being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday. 8/12/12 (AP Photo/John McConnico)