A resolution to split the state of Florida into two parts has passed in South Miami, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The officials voted 3-2 to make South Florida a separate state, which would become the 51st state in the United States.
Vice Mayor Walter Harris says the capitol doesn’t provide South Florida with proper representation and doesn’t meet specific concerns, such as sea-level rising. He supports the secession.
If it does split, the northern border would consist of Brevard, Orange, Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. It would compose of 24 counties, according to the report.