Friday, May 30

In the Mailbag

From Shauna...

Do Puerto Rico and US held territories such as Virgin Islands and Guam hold primaries?
No, the Electoral College system does not provide for residents of U.S. Territories, such as Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa to vote for President. Unless citizens in U.S. Territories have official residency (domicile) in a U.S. State or the District of Columbia (and vote by absentee ballot or travel to their State to vote), they cannot vote in the Presidential election. Note that prior to the adoption of the 23rd Amendment, DC residents could not vote in the Presidential election. (answer via US Electoral College)

The political parties may authorize voters in primary elections in Territories to select delegates to represent them at the political party conventions. But that process does not affect the Electoral College system.

For another perspective on this question, read Puerto Rico's Ironic Role from The Miami Herald.

From Trish at Where's the Box...

Do you have a P4M sidebar button with a transparent background? I just added a colored background to my blog and it would be nice.
I'll have to talk to my people about that and see what we can do.



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