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SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election


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51 States of America?: Puerto Rico Wants In

November 6th was a crazy day- we saw   a Presidential re-election, new marijuana legalization laws, and Karl Rove lose it on Fox News. Behind all the action however, over a thousand miles away from Washington D.C. a little island in the Atlantic was making it’s voice heard.

For the first time in history, a majority Puerto Rican citizens voted in favor of attaining statehood in a non-binding referendum.

And while this vote may seem minor to those of us living stateside, for Puerto Ricans everywhere this was a historical moment.

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