Petition to unify Dakotas as "Megakota" reaches 10,000 signatures

An internet petition that aims to unify North Dakota and South Dakota under the name "MegaKota," has gained over 10,000 signatures and continues to climb.

The petition was posted to by user Dillan Stewart with a very simple explanation.

"I think itd be pretty cool to have a state called MegaKota so yeah," Stewart wrote in the petition post.

Stewart's idea to consolidate the two states into one would knock the country's state total down to 49, making the stars on the American flag inaccurate. But fear not, Stewart is one step ahead.

"Oh yeah and then maybe Puerto Rico can be a state and we wont have to change our flag," theorized Stewart.

At present, the petition has logged 10,157 signatures and has set a new goal of 15,000. Signees have cited many different reasons for throwing their support behind the appeal.

"How can we be called the United States if some of our states are divided in half," argued one patriotic user.

"To encourage North and South Korea to settle their differences," said a diplomatic user.

For now, Megakota remains another funny petition, but if nothing less Stewart certainly helped internet users realize their dream of admitting a unified Dakota into the Union.