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Posted at 9:59 AM ET, 08/ 2/2010

D.C. voting: Don't forget retrocession

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Bob Guttman
Washington

Del. (how I wish it were really Rep.) Eleanor Holmes Norton’s review of the history of attempts to secure D.C. voting rights was, of course, accurate. She has valiantly participated in every effort.

But because her history is so accurate, the story is bleak — one failure after another. She is right that we must review the record to determine whether we can finally get a hit after so many strikeouts. Everything should be on the table.

In her review, she did not include retrocession to Maryland, which would enable us to have representation in both the House and Senate. Obviously, the prospect for this course is as bleak as (perhaps even bleaker than) the alternatives Norton discussed, but that is no reason for not considering it.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:59 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., DC Vote  
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Comments

It worked in Arlington, but Maryland doesn't want another Baltimore.

I like the Puerto Rican proposal: put DC out to sea, and hope it sinks.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 5, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

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