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Puerto Rico’s Election Debacle Explained

An unprecedented amount of early votes and a new electoral law have affected the counting process. Three weeks later, there are still no certified winners.

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Brawl Breaks Out During Puerto Rico’s General Vote Audit

A judge ordered the local State Elections Commission to provide a list of early-voting requests to officials. The situation took a sudden turn for the worse.

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There Are More Ways to Generate Change Beyond Voting

Nearly 160 million people voted in this election—the highest turnout in over a century. What else can be done to contribute toward positive change?

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Puerto Rican Olga González Becomes Kissimmee’s First Latina Mayor

The city commissioner did not have political aspirations, but her experience working with nonprofit organizations led her to public service.

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Puerto Rico Just Found Boxes Filled With Thousands of Uncounted Ballots

A week after the election, 181 boxes were found in a vault. The elections commission president blamed the situation on what he said was an underfunded and understaffed administrative board.

A man rides his bike in front of a collapse house after 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico on January 11, 2020.
Puerto Rico Municipalities Most Affected by Natural Disaster Flipped Parties

Some 20 municipalities—especially those affected by recent earthquakes—moved away from their traditional political affiliations.

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Puerto Rico Just Elected Its Most Politically Diverse Senate Ever

Candidates from minority parties won senator-at-large races, ending the dominance of the two traditional parties on the island.