HENDERSON, NEVADA The libertarian Free State Project has launched a campaign to persuade "freedom-loving people" to move en masse and take over a small U.S. state. The interlopers say that once they are voted into power, they would cut taxes, refuse federal funds, eliminate gun control and legalize drugs. As soon as 5000 people agree to relocate, the group will vote on which state to invade. And when 20,000 agree, the migration will begin. The leading candidates are New Hampshire and Wyoming, chiefly because their populations are less than 1.5 million, which would allow 20,000 voters to more easily tip statewide elections. The project's founder, a 26-year-old doctoral candidate at Yale, hopes to recruit enough volunteers by 2005 via his website at freestateproject.org
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