i haven't seen a thread on this so here it is. today there is also a referendum in Puerto Rico about their status. voters have to vote (yes or no) to maintain their territorial status, and have to cast a separate selection on what alternative they favor: statehood, independence or "sovereign free association" (more autonomy, but no independence). statehood has currently a small margin in polls. if they win, then congress has to decide how to handle the statehood request. it seems unlikely they would not become a state. this would have major impact on politics, with 2 new senators (total of 102), and a redistribution/increase in the congress seats. it would also significantly change the following presidential election as puerto rico would have 7-8 Electoral votes (not sure if this are added or moved from other states. what do you think?