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In short: I'm not sure, but I hope the following helps.
During set-up you cannot:
Rulebook, 5.0 wrote:
Notes: PCFs may NOT be placed in either Kansas or Nevada during set-up.
Also, the designer confirmed you cannot poll them if they are not states.
I see why one would like to add PCFs there, but up to now we thought it wasn't allowed. At the beginning of the game they are only territories, and the rules say (emphasis mine):
Rulebook, 7.1 wrote:
Campaign Actions represent the efforts of your party to build momentum and support in a state [...] You may Campaign with these PCFs in one state or in multiple states [...]
On the other hand, the rule specifying you cannot place PCFs in Kansas and Nevada during set-up seems to imply the opposite, so now I'm not sure.