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Schumer to include Upstate New York and Puerto
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Posted By: John C, 11/17/2020 7:29:32 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is enduring criticism inside his caucus for a string of election losses under his leadership, is unlikely to gain a majority in the chamber this year. But that isn’t stopping the Brooklynite from advancing statehood legislation that would welcome Puerto Rico and Upstate New York as the 51st and 52nd States of the Union. Schumer is not expected to pursue statehood for the District of Columbia in the bill, which is a far less popular and more politically polarizing proposition —

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Might open the door for splitting CA and OR, which would be GOP pick ups..

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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniebc 11/17/2020 7:34:05 AM (No. 608300)
Schumer is a fool. "a far less popular and more politically polarizing proposition" None of this is freaking popular!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 11/17/2020 7:37:44 AM (No. 608304)
Be careful with that idea of dividing states. Texas and Alaska are plenty big enough to win at that little game.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 11/17/2020 7:40:55 AM (No. 608307)
Upstate New York? Did anyone consult them about this or are you just being presumptuous? Hell, why don't you make each one of the Hawaiian Islands individual states while you're at it? Maybe Long Island wants to secede, huh? You're all looney tunes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 11/17/2020 7:41:03 AM (No. 608308)
The only way DC statehood could be supported is if DC also includes Northern Virginia and Maryland east of I 81.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/17/2020 7:44:52 AM (No. 608309)
the law in our constitution is that it did not include a way to kick a state out of the Union. I would support a merger between Delaware, New Jersey as one state. I would combine Oregon and Washington State. and I would work on a way to dispose of the leper colony known as Hawaii, entirely. i would also push puerto Rico out as a territory. It is time for PR to become an independent country. It is slick for Chuckie to propose splitting NYC from Upstate NY, because the NYC population would spill over into Upstate, thus making it more dimocrat. finally, it would make sense for the Upper Peninsula part of Michigan to split off and become a state. and RI shou8ld be erased from the map, merging rI with Connecticut. That would be the best way to get rids of sheldon Whitehouse. He irks me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma 11/17/2020 8:02:46 AM (No. 608332)
Have friends from PR. They tell me the people of PR do not want statehood. They would have to pay taxes. Why would they! But who knows. If they are allowed to vote, the Dominion voting machines will decide for them.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 11/17/2020 8:05:49 AM (No. 608334)
#5 why Whitehouse, why not Murphy or Blumenthal? I find them extremely obnoxious.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RayLRiv 11/17/2020 8:08:24 AM (No. 608337)
OR splitting TX into five different states getting 10 more GOP senators. They idea has been floated before...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chance_232 11/17/2020 8:11:52 AM (No. 608342)
Schumer isn't going to introduce anything that doesn't benefit democrats only. If Upstate includes Rochester and Buffalo, it would still be a democrat state.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: triggerberg 11/17/2020 8:13:37 AM (No. 608343)
Really? Fine, then let’s also let the conservative parts of liberal/leftist states split off, too. Eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, parts of California, everything Pennsylvania that is not Philadelphia, and so on. If that’s the game Schumer wants to play, let’s do it and isolate them in their stinking, poo-filled cities.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/17/2020 8:17:45 AM (No. 608347)
There is precedent. Maine was part of Massachusetts until the 1820s. West Virginia split away from Virginia over the Civil War. However, it wasn't a lone, craven, power-crazed Senator who made the changes.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/17/2020 8:26:25 AM (No. 608351)
Wait just a damn minute! Isn't New York's entire state already in the Union? New math, new English, (aka Ebonics), new history, and now they present New Geography? Under that rubric let's divest Tennessee of that hot mess, Memphis. (It needs to belong to Arkansas, anyway!)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/17/2020 8:28:08 AM (No. 608353)
Nice try, Ichabod.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 11/17/2020 8:30:16 AM (No. 608357)
Puerto Rico would be a state custom made for democrats. Over fifty percent unemployed or on welfare and politicians as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/17/2020 8:58:26 AM (No. 608375)
Heck. Since the 17th Amendment was passed, making senators a 6 year term representative, why not make every county a state?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter 11/17/2020 8:58:58 AM (No. 608376)
There are all kinds of scenarios that would make more sense than Schumer's upstate New York proposal, although I have read for many years that upstate New York feels like a stepchild . Oklahoma's panhandle is a perfect match to merge into Texas's panhandle, and east Texas is much more akin to Louisiana than to Texas Obviously northern and southern California don't have much in common Maybe Texas would benefot by annexing all of New Mexico. And it would be great if we could get Arkansas's abundant water. Lots to think about, but none of it seriously.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/17/2020 9:05:39 AM (No. 608383)
Don't fall for this. Schumer is a Democrat, and any new states would tilt towards the Democrats. Puerto Rico would clearly be a deep blue state. As for upstate NY, lefties from downstate have been migrating upstate for decades, and even more so recently as downstaters flee NYC because of covid but don't want to flee the state because they like its leftist policies.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bigfatslob 11/17/2020 9:13:42 AM (No. 608391)
I wish New Mexico would become part of west Texas I'm tired of two cities making us the bluest of blue states. There's more Texans than NM citizens here anyway playing at casinos, skiing it's a general playground for them anyway.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: VAPMAN 11/17/2020 9:14:41 AM (No. 608392)
Let’s take this to the limit. We will create Rhode Island sized States out of Alaska based on geographic size. You would get 547 Representatives, 1094 Senators and 1641 electoral votes.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Philipsonh 11/17/2020 9:19:51 AM (No. 608401)
I have read a few comments and none seem to know that there are approx 15 initiatives to split up New York State, into 2 or 3 parts, which have been underway for years. I live Upstate and voting is useless when the NYC population is so much larger. Geographically 'UpState' is approx 90%+ of the land mass and we are under the control of the 10%, particularly the fool of a Governor who is corrupt to the core. Even most of the elected officials 'upstate' hate him. Enough said.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: udanja99 11/17/2020 9:23:00 AM (No. 608406)
Be careful what you wish for, Chuck-U. I don’t think that upstate NY is nearly as leftist as NYC, so you might wind up with 2 more GOP senators.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/17/2020 9:24:12 AM (No. 608408)
This moron is certifiably insane. This Demonrat LUST for power MUST be checked and soon.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 11/17/2020 9:40:23 AM (No. 608438)
Unspeakable evil.....thy name is Schumer.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/17/2020 10:01:52 AM (No. 608468)
Oregon has long wanted a split. Given the weird political set up we have, with blue Portland getting most of the statewide decisions their way, republicans in the rest of the state would love a two way split. Split off Eastern Oregon and let them join with Idaho if they want, and Southern Oregon from south of Eugene on down joining up with Northern Cali which is pretty red as well. Let the blue areas have their own states and stop inflicting their miseries on the rest of us.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 11/17/2020 11:17:23 AM (No. 608555)
If Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins are excluded, Colorado glows red. Really bad idea, though, to add any states. Once started, there is no end. Leave it to democrats. They seek destruction of anything good. Democrats represent the very darkest sides of human nature.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: SavageRider 11/17/2020 11:41:11 AM (No. 608586)
If we are going to start breaking up states, Texas is allowed to break into five states.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 11/17/2020 12:17:03 PM (No. 608620)
Wow! Schmucker is resurrecting the Missouri Compromise of 1820. In this case the Dims get a state and the Dims get a state. While upstate New York is a little more conservative, there are enough blue votes in the population centers to gut the rural areas. It's a win-win for the schmuck.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 11/17/2020 12:46:47 PM (No. 608644)
Exactly, OP! We can play that game too! It's called 'pack the states'.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/17/2020 12:54:32 PM (No. 608652)
second post apologies, but, #7,l there is something about Sheldon Whitehouse that causes me to hold him in the worst amount of disdain. Murphy is no prize, and Blumenthal looks and sounds like a corpse - stolen valor guy that he is, but sheldon tops my you know what list.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: zoidberg 11/17/2020 2:56:43 PM (No. 608731)
We don't need more states, we need fewer. Why are there two Dakotas? DC should become part of Maryland.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JimJr 11/17/2020 6:25:08 PM (No. 608853)
Who gets to be District 13? The odds are NEVER in your favor.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: mseegal 11/18/2020 12:12:03 AM (No. 609073)
Yeah, well, Texas can split into four states, so there! How about we cut Puerto Rico lose and give them their freedom, since most of them are on welfare anyway.
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