Puerto Ricans have voted to become the 51st US state, but it remains to be seen if American lawmakers will oblige.
Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Jack Zahora was a producer and contributor to National Public Radio, with assignments at the White House, US State Depart... ment and NPR's bureau in Iraq. He also reported for WDCB radio outside Chicago, Illinois. His work focuses on Eastern Europe and the Americas, specifically US foreign policy. Educated in at the George Washington University, he holds a BA in International Affairs that focused on Russian and Eastern European politics. He's the winner of a 2009 White House News Photographers Association "Eyes of History" award.
Though Obama and Romney are tied in the popular vote, the Electoral College seems to favour the president.