In their attempt to add two U.S. Senators and one U.S. Representative to their number, Washington Democrats in the House of Representatives voted along party lines to create a new state out of the District of Columbia.
If approved, the new name would be “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.”
Frederick Douglass was born and escaped from slavery in my home county–Talbot County, Maryland.
Vote totals yesterday (216-208 straight party line vote) vs. 6/26/20 (232-180 nearly straight party line vote, with 1 Democrat voting against).