Apparently that's a thing and hey I don't see a downside. Yourselves?
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Not going to happen.
A new state means 2 new senators and at least 1 representative in the house. As large as the house contingent is for the most populous states, these states are still under-represented in the house. Wyoming can't give up its 1 representative so that Puerto Rico can have one, that means that the under-represented states have to give up a House Member and become even more under represented.
Sparsely populated states won't want their influence diluted in the Senate. States with large populations won't want to lose even more influence in the House of Representatives.
These are the bodies that have to award statehood. They have no interest in doing so.
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