The network will not know where you are.
The benefit of setting up in 20 states is that: if you had an outage in 3 of 20 states, then your safecoin earning stays in tact on 17/20 and the network still has reliability from 17/20
Whereas if all 20 are in one state and it has an outage your safecoin flow is stopped, and the network lost all 20 in one shot. which isn't a problem assuming the other 19 states each have someone such as yourself, with 20 machines.. for example.
So that is the actual benefits to setting in multiple states, the network won't punish you for being all in the same state since it won't know that afaik.
Think of it, if there is only 20 computers all in the same room that make up the safe network, then that works and it won't require any of them to be somewhere else.