With 86% of the vote counted. Support statehood in for PR is winning 52% to 48%.https://ballotpedia.org/Puerto_Rico_Statehood_Referendum_(2020)
This is a simple up or down vote. Statehood yes or no? It looks like it will pass and when it does nobody should ever say the statehood question is unclear in PR.
Trump put the idea is out there it will not go away. American Citizens are not human chattel for a crooked real estate developer.
My larger point was even on DU plenty of people have bought the RW talking points that the prior votes were confusing or not clear. Here we have a straight up or down vote and Puerto Ricans want statehood.
We need to fight but fight smart aka not wasting $100 million in deep red states like KY and SC.
They are able to do their own trade agreements. US tariffs do not apply to them. They can actually import Chinese goods and then reship them to the US so they will not be hit with a tariff.
Also, you think 4% is a clear statement? "no" can be a scary choice. Does it mean stay with the current sitution or independence, or as IQ45 has suggested, being traded or sold to another country.