Let's be honest not everyone agrees with each other when it comes to politics but could a county in New York state actually leave the state and join another one?

While the talk of secession hasn't been prevalent since 1800 when several Southern states voted to leave the Union, could counties in a state decide to leave the state they are associated with and join another state?

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According to the constitution, it is possible for a part of one state to leave and join a new state or form its own state.

Article 4, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States includes a provision that "no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress."

It has happened in New York before. The state of Vermont was formed after residents of New York decided to leave the state and form their own state in 1777. Other secession attempts have failed.

Long Island was looking at a proposal to leave New York state in 2010 after former Suffolk County comptroller Joseph Sawicki called for the separation saying the region, only received only $5.2 billion in state payments even though it paid $8.1 billion in taxes. That attempt never came to a vote.

In November of 2009, State senators Joseph Robach, Dale Volker, and Michael Ranzenhofer,  proposed a nonbinding referendum to gauge support for dividing the state into two regions, New York and West New York. The senators claimed that political differences in the two areas would be better if the state split.

The talk of secession might come up again soon in New York after voters in San Bernardino California recently passed a resolution to look to leave the state in November. Again, the chances of it happening are slim to none, but people are talking about it.

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