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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    Yup

    Because Romney won with more than 50 percent of the vote, he took the island's entire slate of delegates—further increasing his delegate advantage over Santorum, who, with just 239 delegates, has less than half the delegates Romney has amassed so far.
    "So far, pretty darn good news," Romney said of the Puerto Rico results, as he shook hands with supporters at a rally in Vernon Hills, Ill., outside Chicago, where he was campaigning today ahead of that state's primary on Tuesday.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/p...201823184.html

    How is Santorum doing in Illinois?
    They are close he is like within 6 percentage points with Romney. Peeps here figure Romeny takes the North and some of the south. Santorum only the south. Plus Mark Kirk endorsed Romney a long time ago. That will influence Repubs up around Chicago.

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    I guess the delegates will just be split somehow...seems Santorum and Gingrich will play this out as long as they can, don't care about doing what's best for the party they're a part of. Keep draining Mitt's money and energy, make him look vulnerable and make it easier on Obama.

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    Santorum knows he would get landslided by Obama. The only thing that could save him would be some type of disaster to Obama. Plus he still continues to throw out about how he is the true conservative.

    Romney moved forward telling Latino's they should embrace Republican principles like Puerto Rico is doing. Pointing out about family, and that Repubs are not against them.

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    Puerto Rico to become 51st state?...

    Puerto Rico Approves US Statehood Bid
    November 09, 2012 - For the first time, voters in Puerto Rico have advanced a non-binding referendum calling for statehood, a provision that could only be granted by the U.S. Congress.
    A majority of voters voiced support for the measure Tuesday which calls for consideration of what would be the 51st U.S. state. Three previous ballot initiatives failed to get a majority of support. Article IV of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to decide on state admissions. The last states admitted were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they cannot vote for presidents. They also have no representation in the Senate and limited representation in the House of Representatives.

    Need for change

    Justin O'Brien, the head of the U.S. Council for Puerto Rico Statehood, says these are the key reasons the island's status needs to change. "The ability to participate in the government that passes laws and makes decisions that affect the livelihoods of all citizens, for 114 years, Puerto Ricans have not had that representation," said O'Brien.

    U.S. President Barack Obama has said he would support the will of the Puerto Rican people on statehood. O'Brien says statehood is long overdue. "Puerto Ricans have been citizens since 1917 but the quality of their citizenship has been one that has been dis-equal, or unequal rather," O'Brien added. "I think Puerto Ricans are clearly tired of that." O'Brien says he believes the territory will continue to push for statehood although pro-statehood Governor Luis Fortuno lost his re-election bid Tuesday to Alejandro Garcia Padilla, a pro-commonwealth lawmaker.

    In Tuesday's balloting, voters considered a two-question referendum that first asked if they favored the territory's current status. The second question allowed them to choose from three options, including one on statehood. The U.S. seized the island from Spain in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

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    They need to learn English.

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