You don't like my idea?
It'll require a governor and legislature willing to stand up to federal blackmail and extortion, and both voter blocs and an armed populace willing to resist attempts to flood the area with illegal voters, probably foreign.
If that's a REQUIREMENT, then it will never happen. Don't underestimate yourself, or the power of an effective bloc. So, isn't one out of three enough? If you want conservatives who can stand up to anything, come to California! We're tough. Just ask Carl Rove and Gray Davis. For every FReeper who moves here there'll be three Slave Party weenies who'll hightail it.
Think of the change in cash flow! :-P
The initial *pilot program* has to be successful before anything similar could be effectively managed in one of the larger states- Alaska, California and Texas all being mentioned as future possibilities for several reasons, including their seaports, transportation hub infrastructure and international borders [both a curse and potential blessing- make lemonade!]
But any of those larger states would require a LOT more than 20K participants to get the job done; there are California congressional districts and cities where those numbers would scarcely make a dent. Prove that the concept can work first, as with Perot's *Reform* Party [that brought us Clinton's first term] or the successful candidacy of Governor Jesse Ventura in Minnesota, and you'll have the 2x4 with which to get the donkey's attention. And the elephant's.