District of Columbia: Washington mayor wants citizens to vote on statehood

District of Columbia: Washington mayor wants citizens to vote on statehood
Mayor Muriel Bowser called for a city-wide vote in November to make the District of Columbia the 51st state in the union

District of Columbia

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to give residents a chance to vote on whether the nation’s capital should become a state.

The Democratic mayor announced Friday that she will seek to put a question about statehood on the ballot in November. The referendum would not require Congress to take any action but is considered a way to draw attention to the statehood issue.

The District has 672,000 residents who pay federal taxes and serve in the military but lack voting representation in Congress. Statehood advocates argue that the only fair way to grant that representation would be to make the District a state. But the issue is far-fetched politically because city is heavily Democratic and Congressional Republicans are unlikely to hand two new Senate seats to the Democrats.

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