California to vote on splitting into 3 states

Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla filed a memo Tuesday saying that initiative #1814 had received more than 402,468 valid signatures - more than the 365,880 needed to qualify to get on the ballot - across the state's 58 counties.

The split would look like this: Northern California would include the Bay Area all the way to the OR border, Southern California would begin in Fresno and cover most of the southern state.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist and all-around busybody Ted Draper is back with another effort to chop up California into allegedly more manageable portions.

Once approved, the measure would require the governor to notify Congress on January 1, 2019, and request a vote on the proposed California split within 12 months of that date. "All Californians deserve more from their state, and with Cal 3, more regional responsiveness and more meaningful results will create a promising future for everyone".

The California state flag are seen before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 18, 2018 in Fontana, California.

Under the proposal, each state would have about one-third of the state population.

"CAL 3" has no connection to efforts to have California secede from the United States.

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Under the proposal, the central state of California would consist of the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito.

Many times. The California Legislature agreed to split off areas south of the Tehachapi Mountains into a separate territory in 1859.

Northern California would include Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

In the political sphere, the measure would create two reliably blue states and one swing state, analysts say.

While proposals about separating California have been bandied about for years, Golden State voters will have their say on this particular initiative in November. "This isn't about politics - this is about sustainable solutions to intractable issues that impact Californians every day - like our local schools, infrastructure and government responsiveness".

Even if Draper's measure passes the vote in November, it will still have to be authorized by Congress, which would then face the prospect of diluting their power by creating four new Senate seats. The three smaller states would disrupt that block, separating the deep red area such as Orange County from the rest of the Democratic strongholds in the state. College students who live in cities like Fresno may balk at being charged out-of-state tuition at University of California, Los Angeles.