I did start out with long detailed stories behind each "almost" state, but I couldn't fit in all the info without getting carried away, verifying the accuracy was getting to be a chore, and also I remembered this is a list app, not an encyclopedia app.
  1. Absaroka
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    Made this map myself
  2. City-States
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    Chicago & New York City, I see the Conservatives in your states don't like you
  3. Delmarva
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    Keep our peninsulas orderly
  4. Deseret
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    You wish, Mormons
  5. Forgottonia
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    I live in here
  6. Frankin
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    Actually the birthplace of country music
  7. Jefferson
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    Named after George Jefferson I assume
  8. Kanawha
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    They got a better deal holding out for West Virginia
  9. Lincoln
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    Illinois is the Land of Lincoln, not you Idaho
  10. Lincoln (again)
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    Everybody wants a piece of Lincoln
  11. Long Island
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    Ok but you can't have Brooklyn and Queens
  12. McDonald Territory
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    I bet there's a McDonalds here
  13. New Columbia
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    North Carolina has NC claimed already
  14. Nickajack
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    Most fun name on the list
  15. Northern Massachusetts
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    Didn't even want to go with Northern Maine, sheesh
  16. Puerto Rico
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    Where it's always Puerto Rican Day
  17. Scott
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    Not just a guy
  18. Sequoyah
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    Poor Native Americans can't catch a break
  19. Superior
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    You think you're better than us?
  20. Texlahoma
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    Sounds like a cartoon state
  21. Transylvania
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    100 years before Bram Stoker made the name scary
  22. Westsylvania
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    The silliest of the -sylvanias