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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 05:58 PM

 

Puerto Ricans in the island have high voter turnout there. And they are a'coming here!!!









A reported 100,000 have already left Puerto Rico, estimated to be 175,000 by year's end & half a million in coming years. Most will end up in the US where, as citizens, they'll be able - & motivated - to vote.




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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 05:59 PM

1. In the meantime most will go through another dark night as we speak.

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:40 PM

2. if they divided themselves into montana, wyoming, n south dakota we could get 6 senate seats easy

but if they all go to new york n new jersey they wont make any difference at all. got to move to low population red states

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:45 PM

3. For liberal voters, a red state might not be very attractive

You could just as well convince a few guys from California to move to low population red states, they're eligible to vote, too.

Maybe there should be plans to "take over" some towns / neighborhoods and have a liberal community there to eventually take US senate seats. But you need local businesses to offer jobs in order to do that, or lots of money for handouts.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:46 PM

4. Most will go to Florida which will be very beneficial.

 

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 07:22 AM

5. Yes! Florida, NY, NJ, and few other states. Let's register them in time for 2018 elections!

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 07:26 AM

6. We need to support their relocation to Florida!

There is a thriving community there, even though NY is probably most attractive.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 07:36 AM

7. why would NY be more attactive?

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Response to DrDan (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 07:52 AM

9. I think FL & NY are equally attractive for relocating PRans since they have family/friends there in

 

almost equal numbers as you can see from chart above.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 08:04 AM

10. I was just curious about the statement - "even though NY is probably most attractive"

I have a hard time believing that for PRs.

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Response to DrDan (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 08:03 PM

11. Because everyone on the island has a family member that lives in NY.

It was where my grandparents first settled (although my grandmother elected to return to the island in her old age).

If you don't know how to do anything, you can open or work for a bodega. There are just a plethora of resources available.

(Not that there isn't in Florida -- relocation would just be easier, especially under Democratic governance.)

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 07:57 AM

12. thanks. I am from FL with a daughter-in-law from PR living in FL, as is all her extended family

I know Scott has gone out of his way to welcome Puerto Ricans -
- waived out-of-state tuition
- waived fees for occupational licenses to include teacher certifications
- declared a state-of-emergency for all counties to accommodate those fleeing Maria
- 140,000 PRs have already come to Florida

(yes - I realize he will be running for Senate and is actively seeking (buying) votes.

I wondered why you thought New York was more appealing. I guess it has to do with the larger population of Puerto Ricans and subsequently more family members.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 07:50 AM

8. They probably are moving to where they got family/connections. So mostly the States above.

 

Unless they get job offers and relocate b/c of that.

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