More than 10,000 people have signed a petition seeking to merge North and South Dakota into a single state known as “MegaKota.”
Dillan Stewart said he started the change.org petition because he thinks “Itd (sic) be pretty cool to have a state called MegaKota.” He also said that if it happens, Puerto Rico could become a state without needing to change the flag.
Many people signing gave their reasons for wanting to merge the states.
“I would rather be able to say I’m from MegaKota than South Dakota,” said Nathan Bolger.
“This is the least ridiculous political ambition I’ve seen this year,” said Trayia Beals.
“It just makes sense to do this. Also, MegaKota is a pretty rad state name,” said Isaiah Croatt.
In 2017, the population of South Dakota was 869,666 while North Dakota’s was 755,393.
In contrast, the population of Wake County is 1.072 million. Mecklenburg County’s is 1.077 million.