…and while I don’t exactly expect any of them to succeed any time soon (particularly the one that’s in Western Maryland) I do wonder: what is the optimal size for a US state, anyway? We have 314 million people in this country; our primary political divisions have populations that range from just under 600 thousand to 30 million. It’s not actually ridiculous to contemplate the idea that maybe we need more states, or more proportional states, or both.
And yes, I’m committing a mild political heresy, here. Seeing as I’m imagining a scenario where we have about 100 states at slightly over 3 million apiece, maybe it isn’t even a mild political heresy. At any rate, I am not exactly in a position where my opinion on this matter.
PS: No, I don’t know what a map of that would look like. This is why we have computers, yes?