Election Results of Puerto Rico

Am I Living In The 51st State?
Am I Living In The 51st State?

At the same time that the United States was reelecting Obama as the President of the United States, Puerto Rico was also holding elections. I have authored several hubs around these elections and I will link those hubs throughout this article. If you live in the United States and are thinking, "Oh, it's about that island way down there, and not about us," think again. It is about you! It could mean you will have to buy another American flag very soon. There may be another star added to it.

What I am talking about in the paragraph above was probably the biggest issue on the ballot along with who became Governor of Puerto Rico. There was a two part question on the ballot asking the citizens if they favored the status of Puerto Rico as a United States Commonwealth. The answers came back with no. The second vote was broke into three choices:

  • Statehood
  • Independence
  • Sovereign Free Association

The last one was somewhat confusing and I believe many don't realize this did not mean staying a commonwealth. It would actually make it more like the Philippines which, if you look close, are having serious problems. If another hurricane stomped on Puerto Rico, would the United States help if they are a Sovereign Free Association? I doubt it.

The citizens spoke and the vote came to becoming a State. It will now be in the hands of Congress to decide if this will be a reality. I had authored a hub about Puerto Rico's Status and Fate about this very subject. There is another problem in this situation. It is the Governor of Puerto Rico.

The Governor who was running for a second term, Luis Fortuño, who was pro-statehood, was ousted by the pro-commonwealth party candidate: Alejandro García Padilla. Padilla doesn't want this island to be a State. Will he step on the voters and disallow? It is my opinion that if he does, there could be major problems in Puerto Rico.

It comes down to a wait and see situation. I pray that I am not standing in the midst of a possible civil war. Padilla's party is celebrating in the streets in a ferocious way. We discovered last night that even police are helping and tied up traffic in Carolina as groups of buses, cars and jeeps with people waving red flags and screaming were waved through traffic lights, tying up other traffic for nearly an hour. This caused many angry screams and honking and it took another police captain coming out and yelling at the other cops to let us go to break the Red's party.

This political party won many battle grounds and it may cause havoc here if they decide not to work with the other party.

Enough of that. Below are the links of hubs I made on Mayor candidates. Below that I will post the winners. Congratulations to all the winners. Now let's quit partying and get this island set into a prosperous place for all citizens!


Mayors A-D

Adjuntas

PNP Jaime H. Barlucea Maldonado

Aguada

PPD Jessie Cortés Ramos

Aguadilla

PNP Carlos Méndez

Aguas Buenas

PPD Luis Arroyo Chiqués

Aibonito

PNP William 'Willie' Alicea Pérez

Añasco

PPD Jorge Estévez Martínez

Arecibo

PNP Carlos Molina

Arroyo

PPD Eric Bachier Román

Barceloneta

PPD Wanda J. Soler Rosario (Tata)

Barranquitas

PNP Francisco 'Paco' López

Bayamón

PNP Ramón Luis Rivera

Cabo Rojo

PPD Roberto 'Bobby' Ramírez Kurtz

Caguas

PPD William 'Willito' Miranda Torres

Camuy

PNP Edwin García Feliciano

Canóvanas

PNP José 'Chemo' Soto

Carolina

PPD José C. Aponte Dalmau

Cataño

PPD José Rosario

Cayey

PPD Rolando Ortiz Velázquez

Ceiba

PNP Angelo Cruz Ramos

Ciales

PPD Juan José Rodríguez Pérez

Cidra

PNP Javier Carrasquillo

Coamo

PPD Juan C. 'Tato' García

Comerío

PPD José 'Josián' Santiago

Corozal

PPD Sergio Torres

Culebra

PPD Iván Solís

Dorado

PPD Carlos 'Carlitos' López

Mayors E-L

Fajardo

PNP Aníbal Meléndez Rivera

Florida

PNP José Gerena Polanco

Guánica

PNP Santos Seda 'Papichy'

Guayama

PPD Eduardo Cintrón

Guayanilla

PPD Edgardo Arlequín Vélez

Guaynabo

PNP Héctor O'Neill García

Gurabo

PNP Víctor (Manolito) Ortiz Díaz

Hatillo

PPD José 'Chely' Rodríguez

Hormigueros

PPD Pedro García

Humacao

PPD Marcelo Trujillo Panisse

Isabela

PPD Carlos O. Delgado Altieri (Charlie)

Jayuya

PPD Jorge 'Georgie' González

Juana Díaz

PPD Ramón A. (Ramoncito) Hernández

Juncos

PPD Alfredo 'Papo' Alejandro

Lajas

PPD Marcos 'Turín' Irizarry

Lares

PNP Roberto Pagán Centeno

Las Marías

PPD José Javier Rodríguez

Las Piedras

PNP Miguel 'Micky' López

Loíza

PNP Eddie Manso Fuentes

Luquillo

PPD Jesús Márquez Rodríguez 'Jerry'

Mayors M-R

Manatí

PNP Juan Aubín (Bin) Cruz Manzano

Maricao

PNP Gilberto Pérez Valentín

Maunabo

PPD Jorge L. Márquez Pérez

Mayagüez

PPD José Guillermo Rodríguez (Guillito)

Moca

PNP José 'Kiko' Avilés

Morovis

PNP Heriberto 'Herito' Rodríguez

Naguabo

PNP Noé Marcano

Naranjito

PNP Orlando Ortiz Chevres

Orocovis

PNP Jesús 'Gardy' Colón

Patillas

PPD Norberto Soto Figueroa

Peñuelas

PPD Walter Torres Maldonado

Ponce

PNP María 'Mayita' Meléndez Altieri

Quebradillas

PPD Heriberto Vélez Vélez

Rincón

PPD Carlos D. López Bonilla (Carlitos)

Río Grande

PPD Eduard Rivera Correa

Mayors S-Y

Sabana Grande

PPD Miguel 'Papín' Ortiz

Salinas

PPD Karilyn Bonilla Colón

San Germán

PPD Isidro Negrón Irizarry

San Juan

PPD Carmen Yulín Cruz

San Lorenzo

PPD José 'Joe' Román Abreu

San Sebastián

PNP Javier Jiménez Pérez

Santa Isabel

PNP Enrique 'Quique' Questell

Toa Alta

PPD Clemente Agosto (Chito)

Toa Baja

PNP Aníbal Vega Borges

Trujillo Alto

PPD José Luis Cruz Cruz

Utuado

PPD Ernesto Irizarry Salvá

Vega Alta

PNP Isabelo (Chabelo) Molina

Vega Baja

PPD Marcos Cruz Molina

Vieques

PPD Víctor Emeric

Villalba

PPD Waldemar Rivera Torres

Yabucoa

PPD Rafael 'Rafy' Surillo

Yauco

PNP Abel Nazario Quiñones

Conclusion

These are who is in charge the next four years.

I have noticed that the possibility is very high that the United States Congress will not even consider Puerto Rico as a State. That doesn't make sense; they have used this country and the people. At least give them Statehood.

Do the votes of the people even count anymore?


© G.L. Boudonck

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

It will be interesting on many fronts. I'm curious how Congress is going to vote on this issue. Best of luck to you and yours; I hope there is a peaceful resolution.


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks billybuc


phatface 4 years ago

How big is that island?

Sure seems like a lot of chiefs for such a little tribe.

Do opposing opinions get along or is the political climate as hateful as the mainland?

Cheers,

phat


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Hey Phat--The island is about 120 miles long and 40 miles wide with almost 5,000,000 people.

It is almost more hateful on the political divide here. It gets crazy man.


Maria Ruiz 4 years ago

I love my island and I have travel other places. This island is blessed and beyond any contradiction we love each other based on God's love. Civil war is far for us. Those that have brought war have been forefinger.


Maria Ruiz 4 years ago

It is "foreigner" not "forefinger"


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

It is my opinion that if the people allow a new governor to totally undermine the citizens decision in a democratic process, something should be done.

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