Every four years America doesn’t just elect a new president, they get reminded about how America is politically divided. We’re all familiar with those maps of the United States, divided by county, with large swathes of red counties, peppered with smaller specks of blue counties. Those blue counties tend to be urban, with higher concentrations of population, so, even deep blue states have large land areas with mostly conservative voters in them, and all too often, their interests are completely ignored.
I live in a red county in New York State, so I know all too well what this feels like. If you don’t live in New York City, Long Island, or Hudson Valley, your interests aren’t well represented in state government. Various secession plans have been introduced and failed.
There are actually five states with conservative-leaning counties that feel ignored by their state governments that wish to secede and form their own states or join another one.