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  1. #1 Four Colorado Counties Will Vote on Whether to Form New State... 
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    Not that much will come from this in the form of a new state, but the political publicity could be priceless...

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    At least four rural Colorado counties will vote on whether they want to form a new state in the November elections.
    The referendum is a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature’s “war on rural Colorado.” Three more counties will consider the proposal this week.

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    How is this process handled I wonder? I vaguely remember from school that a territory has to have a population of at least 50,000 to become a state, and we have precedence with W. Virginia breaking off from Virginia, but this is something that hasn't been done in 150 years, so I wonder how it would all work.
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    Residents of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan sometimes make noise about separating from the rest of the state, but they are not really in the economic position to do so. There are probably less than a million residents, which would not give them much power in the Electoral College.

    Of course, the sparse population is part of why they want to separate. Nobody needs their votes to win a state-wide election. Most of the population lives in 6 counties: Wayne, Oakland and Macomb (metro Detroit), Kent (Grand Rapids), and Ingham (Lansing). Oakland and Macomb counties are where the swing voters live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Residents of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan sometimes make noise about separating from the rest of the state, but they are not really in the economic position to do so. There are probably less than a million residents, which would not give them much power in the Electoral College.

    Of course, the sparse population is part of why they want to separate. Nobody needs their votes to win a state-wide election. Most of the population lives in 6 counties: Wayne, Oakland and Macomb (metro Detroit), Kent (Grand Rapids), and Ingham (Lansing). Oakland and Macomb counties are where the swing voters live.
    Actually, the lower a state's population the more power it has relative to its size. Compare two fictional small states. One has 3 million citizens and the other has 1 million citizens. The larger has 2 congressmen and 2 senators. Each electoral vote represents 750,000 people. In the smaller state each electoral vote (of 3) represents 333,333 people. Theoretically a state could dwindle to three residents, each being an elector.
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    What's the "war on Colorado"?
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