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View Poll Results: Support D.C. statehood?
Yes. End taxation without representation. 16 21.92%
No. Must prevent Democrat reps from being added at all costs. 17 23.29%
No. Explain reason if other than above. 40 54.79%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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DC was founded to NOT be a state. The privately owned property should revert to Maryland, just as the Virginia side has.
The rest should be a government enclave.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Boston
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it's the Capital city, not a state, not in the 18th century and still not today.
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Old Yesterday, 02:56 PM
 
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I voted no and I support dems more... It has to do with you know what you are getting into if you live there.. DC shouldn't be this huge city based on the Federal Government being there but it is now..

If you are so desperate for representation and live near there go move to nearby areas in Maryland or Virginia also
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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This right here. It is suppose to be neutral ground it is part of 2 states in that area. Leave it be. DC is a city...nothing special. Just like Seattle, Nashville, LA they are cities not states.
No, they are not like other cities. Their residents have no voting member of Congress to represent them.

I'd also agree with what others have suggested - move the non-federal land back to the state from which it came.
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Old Yesterday, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Gallup poll results -- 29% of those polled approved of DC Statehood. Hearing canceled until late fall today. lol
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Old Yesterday, 03:08 PM
 
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This right here. It is suppose to be neutral ground it is part of 2 states in that area. Leave it be. DC is a city...nothing special. Just like Seattle, Nashville, LA they are cities not states.
You could still have neutral ground. Just return other half of D.C. back to Maryland.
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Old Yesterday, 03:08 PM
 
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Gallup poll results -- 29% of those polled approved of DC Statehood. Hearing canceled until late fall today. lol
Yep, and this poll is playing out similarly.
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM
 
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DC was founded to NOT be a state. The privately owned property should revert to Maryland, just as the Virginia side has.
The rest should be a government enclave.
Agree
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Old Yesterday, 03:11 PM
 
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One can suspect the Democrats would like to have both DC and PR become states in order to gain 4 new Senators. Combine this with eliminating the electoral college, lowering the voting age to 16 and opening the borders, and they might just be able to win an election here and there and gain some power.
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Old Yesterday, 03:14 PM
 
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No, they are not like other cities. Their residents have no voting member of Congress to represent them.

I'd also agree with what others have suggested - move the non-federal land back to the state from which it came.
I compared them to being a city not a state.
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