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ORLANDO, Fla. – Some South Florida politicians say they've been ignored long enough by North Florida. Now they want their own state.
The South Miami City Commission is urging the creation of a new state of "South Florida," in a symbolic resolution aimed at leaders in Florida's current capital of Tallahassee.
This secession-scenario is highly unlikely, since it would need approval by the U.S. Congress and Florida voters.
But The Associated Press crunched some numbers on the proposal, which would draw a state line running from above Tampa Bay to above Cape Canaveral.
South Florida would tend Democratic, with a wealthier and more diverse population. North Florida would tend Republican, with average wages 12 percent lower and twice as many churches per capita.