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Need help formatting an option text, that is within a select tag. I would like there to be a space in the "state"option

Hi there, I am having trouble formatting an option text, that is within a select tag. I would like there to be a space in the "state" option in my code below. When I try to give the option a padding left, nothing happens. Please let me know what you think. Thank you very much.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML Form</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
    <header class="header">THE CODE REVIEW</header>
<div class="topbar">
    <h1 class="title">Signup for our newsletter</h1>
    <p>Get the latest news on how your code is doing right in your inbox.</p>
    <hr size="7">
    <hr size="3">
<div class="formbox">
    <h1 class="title aligntextleft">
        Contact Information</h1>
     <label>Full Name</label>
      <input type="text" name="fullname"><br>
      <label>Email Address</label>
      <input type="text" name="emailaddress">
      <label>Phone Number</label>
      <input type="text" name="phonenumber">
      <label>Street Address</label>
      <input type="text" name="address">
      <input type="text" name="city">
            <option value="Choose State" selected>Choose State</option>
            <option value="AL">Alabama</option>
            <option value="AK">Alaska</option>
            <option value="AZ">Arizona</option>
            <option value="AR">Arkansas</option>
            <option value="CA">California</option>
            <option value="CO">Colorado</option>
            <option value="CT">Connecticut</option>
            <option value="DE">Delaware</option>
            <option value="DC">District Of Columbia</option>
            <option value="FL">Florida</option>
            <option value="GA">Georgia</option>
            <option value="HI">Hawaii</option>
            <option value="ID">Idaho</option>
            <option value="IL">Illinois</option>
            <option value="IN">Indiana</option>
            <option value="IA">Iowa</option>
            <option value="KS">Kansas</option>
            <option value="KY">Kentucky</option>
            <option value="LA">Louisiana</option>
            <option value="ME">Maine</option>
            <option value="MD">Maryland</option>
            <option value="MA">Massachusetts</option>
            <option value="MI">Michigan</option>
            <option value="MN">Minnesota</option>
            <option value="MS">Mississippi</option>
            <option value="MO">Missouri</option>
            <option value="MT">Montana</option>
            <option value="NE">Nebraska</option>
            <option value="NV">Nevada</option>
            <option value="NH">New Hampshire</option>
            <option value="NJ">New Jersey</option>
            <option value="NM">New Mexico</option>
            <option value="NY">New York</option>
            <option value="NC">North Carolina</option>
            <option value="ND">North Dakota</option>
            <option value="OH">Ohio</option>
            <option value="OK">Oklahoma</option>
            <option value="OR">Oregon</option>
            <option value="PA">Pennsylvania</option>
            <option value="RI">Rhode Island</option>
            <option value="SC">South Carolina</option>
            <option value="SD">South Dakota</option>
            <option value="TN">Tennessee</option>
            <option value="TX">Texas</option>
            <option value="UT">Utah</option>
            <option value="VT">Vermont</option>
            <option value="VA">Virginia</option>
            <option value="WA">Washington</option>
            <option value="WV">West Virginia</option>
            <option value="WI">Wisconsin</option>
            <option value="WY">Wyoming</option>
      <label>Zip Code</label>
      <input type="text" name="zipcode" class="zipcode">

body        {
            margin: 0 auto;
            width: 100%;
label , p   {
            color: #797A7D; 
            padding-top: 20px;
            padding-bottom: 20px;
            display: block;
.header     {
            background-color: #2E384C;
            color: white;
            text-align: center;
            font-size: 1.5em;
            padding: 5%;
.topbar     {
            text-align: center;
            width: 85%;
            margin: auto;
.topbar p   {
            width: 70%;
            margin: 0 auto;
.title      {
            color: #2E384C;
            font-size: 150%;
            text-align: left;   
hr          {
            background-color: #2E384C;
            margin: 0.4%;
fieldset    {
            border: none;
form        {
            margin: auto;
            width: 100%;
.formbox    {
            color: #727272;
            font-size: 120%;
            display: block;
            margin: 0 auto;
            width: 85%;
form p      {
            text-align: left;
.formbox fieldset input{
            display: block;
            width: 100%;

            margin: auto;
            border: 0;
            background-color: #E2E2E2;
            font-size: 110%;
            color: gray;
input       {
            height: 50px;

.formbox .zipcode   {
            width: 50%;
            margin-left: 0;
select      {
            height: 50px;
            font-size: 110%;
            color: gray;
            border: 0;
            background-color: #E2E2E2;
option      {
            padding-left: 30px;

2 Answers

Thank you Brian!