Dems Voting to Make DC a State
On Friday, the House will vote on a resolution making Washington, D.C. the 51st state. It’s expected to pass, given the Democratic majority but even some Republicans are likely to vote for statehood.
Arguments that it’s a guaranteed 3 electoral votes for the Democrats every four years shouldn’t be the issue. Politics is a transient thing and who knows what party will be in control in 100 years?
The argument that the current status of the district as a federal enclave and not a state leaves people who live in the district — mostly black — without representation. That’s