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    • joebobahead

      It’s not based solely on land mass. It’s based in the combination of land mass AND population. We have 55 electoral votes. Meaning that if, and most likely when, the state votes blue in the big cities, all others in the state have their votes count for nothing. Where as, if it’s split you have more representation per area in both state and federal government. So, while I see it as not a realistic notion, I can see a logical argument for the split. And, also I completely agree Puerto Rico should become a state. They have shown every desire to become one. It wouldn’t hurt he US in the slightest to have Puerto Rico become a state. Except maybe because the flag would need to change