the battle for Washington DC to become the 51st state

INVESTIGATION – It’s a political battle almost as old as the United States itself: the federal capital has a special status that deprives it of representation in Congress. As Democrats just voted in the House to transform the District of Columbia into 51e State, the obstacle of the Senate still seems insurmountable.

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It’s a political battle almost as old as the United States itself: the federal capital has a special status that deprives it of representation in Congress. As Democrats just voted in the House to transform the District of Columbia into 51e State, the obstacle of the Senate still seems insurmountable.

Outside of any election period, political signs have reappeared on the lawns of the US federal capital. They claim “A state for the people of DC!”, the District of Columbia. The question of the status of this territory is an old debate, which goes back almost to its creation by the American Constitution. She has come back in force in recent months to become a national subject. In November 2016, the inhabitants voted 85% in favor of the district’s accession to the status of 51e State of the union. This result was at the time obscured by the victory of Donald Trump. The return to power of the democrats

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