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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

District voters overwhelmingly approve referendum to make D.C. the 51st state

District voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to make the nation’s capital its 51st state on Tuesday, with pollgoers saying they hope the vote puts pressure on the next Congress and president to address D.C.’s lack of representation in Congress.

Voters in the District’s Ward 7, east of the Anacostia River, also resurrected the political career of former mayor Vincent C. Gray (D). They sent him back to the D.C. Council less than a year after prosecutors abandoned a campaign finance investigation that factored heavily in Gray’s failed 2014 reelection bid.

“I can’t wait to get back — I love public service,” said an ebullient Gray, 74, just after sunrise Tuesday, as he arrived to vote at a senior center in the Hillcrest neighborhood. Chauffeured in a black SUV by a longtime aide and sporting a black leather bomber jacket that read “Mayor Gray,” the candidate said he would entertain a future comeback campaign for mayor. “We’ll see. I won’t rule anything out,” he said, breaking into a smile.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...


Maybe if they make it a state, they could fence in the district and place all the refugees there.

Anonymous said...

and who is going to fund it?

Anonymous said...

Great, and the can take, PG County, and Northern Virginia with them! Both states would be better off!

Anonymous said...

Any chance they can include PG county and Montgomery County? Then the rest of Maryland would just have to deal with the Baltimore liberals during elections.

Zorro said...

Not enough EBT cards and welfare to support that 51st State....Now than, the Eastern Shore should be the 51st State, and keep our money out of Baltimore Welfare projects

Anonymous said...

Agree with Zorro. the Eastern Shore should be 51st state. they Bay Bridge would bring in a chunk of revenue for the Eastern Shore. If we allow Eastern Shore of VA and Delaware, Then we would be our own island and really bring in revenue. You would have to cross a bridge from all directions. Shore residents would have to prove shore citizenship for a free passage.

Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for DC. Longitude/Latitude grid, DC would should be absorbed by MD since it is on the other side of the Potomac River. VA doesn't want them at all!