Initiative to split California into three states qualifies for ballot
13 June, 2018, 22:39 | Author: Carlos George
According to Draper, the most populous US state and the world's fifth-largest economy is "nearly ungovernable" under the current system.
In 1992, Stan Statham, an assemblyman from Northern California, embarked on "a quixotic campaign to split California in three", as Sacramento's News & Review recalled.
This CNN graphic breaks down an initiative that would divide California into three separate states.
In northernmost parts of California, rebellious souls have been flirting since 1941 with the idea of their own state called "Jefferson" which would mesh with the southern counties of Oregon. California voters already approved breaking up the state in 1859, but Congress did not act on it.
Los Angeles, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper has spent the last six years promoting his radical plan to cut California into pieces, but for a long time no one took him seriously.
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