Election 2012: Puerto Rico votes on U.S. ties and chooses governor.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans were facing a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States?
Citizens in the U.S. island territory cannot vote in the U.S. presidential election, but many were excited to participate in a referendum that could help determine the island's political future, pushing it toward statehood, greater autonomy or independence.
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