On Monday, the Supreme Court had made a rejection of the bid that would have allowed voters within the District of Columbia to elect Representatives from the District of Columbia. Certainly this is a level of unfairness. The voters should not necessarily be going through rejection. Simply because they want to elect future members of Congress. If anything, you would assume that those who live in the nation’s capital happen to possess the most immediacy. It’s especially strange since this is furthermore a right extensible to people in Hawaii and Alaska but none in Washington DC. It is very strange indeed and maybe even ill-willed. This may also have to do with the fact that they are for the most part not even a state.
Regarding the Supreme Court, Washington DC is exactly that: a state that is not yet officially one.
If anything, it’s a community stuck in a state of limbo. No one these days really knows how to classify it and to be fair it;s unfair. Not only does this heart of the country has the majority of decrees expelled on the condition of the United States, but it also is where the most international ambassadors spend time. Therefore, it’d only be safe to assume that by now, Washington DC should be a capital of America.
However, the ongoing debate about making the federal district the fifty-first state. Democrats and advocates for the statehood would allow for equal representation in Congress with the argument that Republicans push their agenda with votes in the House and Senate.
As on nowadays, the District of Columbia has had over 689,000 residents in 2020. The district lacks a voting member in Congress and Senate representation as well, so it very much a weird thing to occur. In April, legislation had been going through an introduction by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to grant statehood to DC.