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Puerto Rican community in Pa. displaced by Hurricane Maria eager to vote in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by more than 200,000 from 2017 to 2018. In Pennsylvania, the increase was nearly 32 thousand – more than for any state except Florida.

Displaced Puerto Rican voters are among the half-million Latinos eligible to vote in the commonwealth, a presence that could prove critical as both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden see Pennsylvania as in their grasp in November.

By Alanna Elder

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Months after blowing deadline, Trump Administration lifts hold on Puerto Rico aid

The tranche of money, more than $8 billion, is allocated through a Department of Housing and Urban Development disaster recovery fund.
By NPR


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