DEAR EDITOR:

For those upset about Washington, D.C., becoming a state, remember that it has more population than Vermont and Wyoming and almost as much as Alaska.

In this group, there are two Democratic Senators (Vermont) and four Republicans.

All these states have a population of less than 730,000.

At one time, all these states were territories like Puerto Rico which has a population of 3 million.

For historical reference, in 1889-1890, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming (The Atlantic), were given statehood with 12 new senators and 18 electors. This was a Republican strategy to stay in power after their swing toward big business cost them the popular majority.

I do not like the faux reasons that Republicans give for denying the vote to D.C. or people of color.

Mike Holzknecht

Atlanta

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Howard Peterson

You are smarter than this, Mike! Turn off CNN & put your thinking cap on for a change.

George Don Spruill

Howard, what gives you the idea he's smarter than this? Go back and read his column again and reassess that comment.

George Don Spruill

Sometimes a letter is so vacant of facts and common sense that it could just be ignored. But, of course, I won't. Just one fact for you; D.C. was never intended to be a state, and that had nothing to do with population. If you're going to take the time to write a letter, take the time to be aware of basic facts. You're wasting your time, the paper's ink, and killing our brain cells with ignorance.

Butch Smith

Mike please review Article 1 section 8 clause 17 or Federalist 43. Has nothing to do with any ones color.

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