The resolution’s sponsor, Sen. Charles Trump (R-Morgan), said the idea is rooted in history that predates West Virginia entering the union.
“I learned for the first time during West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration. As I read through some of the materials from the records — from the convention in 1862 that — there was an expressed invitation to Frederick County,” Trump said. “I confess that before that I didn’t know it — and it’s been in the back of my mind for a number of years.”
The resolution states: “Although the citizens of the counties of Berkeley and Jefferson…voted to join the new state, the citizens of Frederick County have not yet done so.”
Such a recruitment could prevent WV from losing a US HofR seat because of the census.
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