The fact remains that the people of Puerto Rico exercised self-determination on November 3, 2020, and they chose statehood.

Although the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico voted for statehood on November 3, 2020, we are seeing some elected officials like Senator Rick Scott make the argument that supermajority support is required before Congress admits Puerto Rico. However, a reading of the U.S. Constitution and study of American history shows that the 53 percent majority that voted for statehood is enough to make Puerto Rico a state.

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