Thousands sign petition to merge Dakotas into 'MegaKota'

(KSFY) - Thousands of people have signed an online petition to merge North Dakota and South Dakota into a new state called "MegaKota."

Dillan Stewart started the petition to President Donald Trump because he thought it would "be pretty cool to have a state called MegaKota so yeah."

More than 3,000 people have signed the petition since Sunday.

"I dream of a unified dakota," Andrew Toland posted after signing the petition.

"Alone they are weak but megakota shall ride from their remains and become the greatest state," Griffin Hoeschele posted.

"This is the dumbest petition I've ever seen. So obviously I'm signing. Also, what frat boy named this?" Bethany Stender posted.

"It just makes sense to do this. Also, MegaKota is a pretty rad state name," Isaiah Croatt posted.