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New Bill (H.R. 2499) pro­pos­es let­ting Puer­to Rico Vote on State­hood: U.S. may be adding a 51st state.

On Tues­day, Puer­to Ricans vot­ed on their pre­ferred rela­tion­ship with the Unit­ed States. The largest share of vot­ers elect­ed to become a U.S. state.

In a two-part ref­er­en­dum that caused some con­fu­sion, some 54 per­cent of vot­ers said they were dis­sat­is­fied with the rela­tion­ship. The sec­ond ques­tion asked whether vot­ers pre­ferred becom­ing a U.S. state, an inde­pen­dent coun­try, or a freely asso­ci­at­ed state (a type of inde­pen­dence in close alliance with the Unit­ed States). Some 61 per­cent of those who answered vot­ed for state­hood on the sec­ond ques­tion, though more than 460,000 peo­ple inten­tion­al­ly vot­ed blank.

Nev­er­the­less, the recent bal­lot results have sparked real excite­ment in the com­mu­ni­ty and it’s been reflect­ed best in the 51-state Amer­i­can flags we’ve been see­ing float­ing around on social media.

Adding anoth­er state to this coun­try could change a few things, but most vis­i­bly it could poten­tial­ly change the make up of our flag. Sev­er­al pos­si­ble mock-ups of what a new flag would look like have crossed our path in the last 24 hours and we thought we’d share what we’ve been see­ing with you. Check out these five mock-ups below and let us know which one you like best in the com­ments.

Which of these flags would you like to see if Puer­to Rico becomes our 51st state?