[CQ-Contest] DC and NAQP

George Fremin III geoiii at kkn.net
Fri Aug 10 18:34:41 PDT 2012

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 08:59:28PM -0400, Jeffrey Embry wrote:

> If this is indeed the case, then perhaps Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky,
> and Pennsylvania, while politically different are technically Commonwealths
> and not States.


I think they are states.

Let me see

US States have two senators each in the congress:


Choose a State...... Those states are all listed.

> While I will admit that DC is not a state,

Ok - it is not a state.  That is the reason it is not a mult 
in the NAQP - and that was K9NW's question.

> but Constitutionally a 'Federal
> City' is is a separate political entity.  Personally, I can see no reason
> why DC should not be its own mult.  But, one wants to play semantics with
> words and definitions, then remove the Commonwealths as multipliers.

I am not playing word games - as you said DC is not a state.

By the current rules when DC becomes a US State it will become a mult
in the NAQP.  I would start working on statehood.

But if the real question is something like:

"Why can't DC be made a mult for the NAQP?"

Then your arrguement that it is a "separate political entity" would be
a good place to start as to why it should be a mult.

My question to everyone that wants to make DC a mult in any contest is:

Why do you want DC to be a mult?

George Fremin III - K5TR
geoiii at kkn.net

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