In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority.
Puerto Ricans were asked about their desires in two parts. First, by a 54% to 46% margin, voters rejected their current status as a U.S. commonwealth. In a separate question, 61% chose statehood as the alternative, compared with 33% for the semi-autonomous "sovereign free association" and 6% for outright independence
It's way more complex than that, of course—our relationship with Puerto Rico is nothing if not complex—and it obviously doesn't guarantee statehood at all. But it does indicate that our relationship with Puerto Rico is due for serious reassessment. What do you think?