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For decades, Washington, D.C. residents have campaigned for statehood. So will the city ever become a state?

Learn More:
Tax Foundation: The Facts on the District of Columbia’s Tax Climate
http://taxfoundation.org/state-tax-climate/district-columbia

The Washington Post: Support for D.C. statehood at record high
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/support-for-dc-statehood-at-record-high/2015/11/22/29e80132-8ee5-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html

Slate: How Powerful Is Your Vote?
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2012/11/presidential_election_a_map_showing_the_vote_power_of_all_50_states.html

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