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Should Washington D.C. be a state?

Washington D.C. has more people than Wyoming or Vermont, but D.C. residents do not get representation in our system of government. While it's been a long-time fight, the issue recently came back to the surface because of the Coronavirus relief bill, which treated D.C. like a territory instead of a state—meaning it got $755 million less than it would have if it were a state. The question has largely fallen along partisan lines. Democrats say residents of Washington D.C. deserve the resources and representation that comes with statehood. Republicans traditionally argue that D.C. cannot be a state because its status is determined by the constitution. However, in an interview where he said the quiet part loud, President Trump said Republicans would be “very, very stupid” to let D.C. become a state because it would add Democratic legislators to the Senate and Congress. 

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President Trump laid out the case against statehood for Washington D.C. in an interview with the New York Post. Heres' what he said:

“They want to do that so they pick up two automatic Democrat — you know it’s 100 percent Democrat, basically — so why would the Republicans ever do that? That’ll never happen unless we have some very, very stupid Republicans around that I don’t think you do. You understand that, right?” Trump said.
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However, advocates of statehood for D.C. argue that it is a fundamental matter of rights—the people who live there deserve representation in the government. 

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