Initiative to split California into three states qualifies for ballot

13 June, 2018, 22:39 | Author: Carlos George
  • Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot | TheHill

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.

Kyrie Irving’s future with Boston Celtics up in the air
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving seemed to fan the flames of rumors that he may be leaving the C's when his option is up. While he could not participate in the run, Irving was astounded by the poise and promise that the young Celtics core displayed.

Kitchen towels can pose to at a risk of food poisoning
Further, S aureus was isolated at a higher rate from families of lower socio-economic status and those with children. Cathy Moir, a senior food microbiologist at CSIRO, said the same principles apply to kitchen scourers and sponges.

Poundworld expected to go into administration in next few hours
Toys R Us has already gone into liquidation this year while electronics retailer Maplin is still in administration. No redundancies or store closures being announced at this time.

Even if California voters supported the proposal in November, the California legislature would still have to vote in favor of it.

In a statement, Cal 3 spokeswoman Peggy Grande said: "The reality is that for an overmatched, overstretched and overwrought state-government structure, it is too big to succeed".

Proponents of the proposal argue that Californians would be better off with smaller governments that can tailor their policies and actions.

What's more, Congress is unlikely to want to create four new U.S. Senators, two for each of the additional Californias, which could shake up the electoral college in future presidential elections.

A new state, 'New California, ' would encompass the rural areas. President Donald Trump's victory in 2016 led to a ballot movement to have California secede from the U.S. That effort failed to gain enough signatures last year but was started again this year, CNBC reported. But the Russia-based leader of that campaign backed off. If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, the process would begin for the first division of an existing US state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Recommended:



Popular

Roger Federer looks forward to his comeback after 'boring' last few weeks
Nadal theorized that the tight wrap on his forearm had cut off his circulation, and he said the unexpected sensation scared him. He saved three break points in his first service game but a wayward backhand ensured Nadal took the fourth.

Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results
Jennifer Wexton was the clear victor in a six-way primary in Virginia's 10th District, and will challenge Republican Rep. In turn, Arrington sought to cast the three-term congressman as a traitor who was opposed to the president's agenda.

Meghan lines up first solo outing with the Queen
But it seems as though Prince Harry's alleged role as Meghan Markle's new stylist have done her little, if any, good. During Kate's Trooping the Colour debut in 2011, she stood in the front, but to the far left of the balcony.

What Court Docs Reveal About Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Custody Case
From July 8 to July 14, Pitt will again choose which children to spend time with and will have custody for four consecutive days. The judge also stated that the actress may not monitor the children's text messages to Pitt or listen in on their phone calls.

United Bid Selected to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup
The plan is that Canada and Mexico would each host 10 matches, while 60 matches would be played in the United States. The United Bid is expecting to make more than half that in ticket revenue alone.

5 takeaways from Brazil’s World Cup friendlies
The victor at Sochi's Fisht Stadium will be in pole position to come out on top in a section that also includes Morocco and Iran. Once they touched down, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, wearing a tracksuit, was among the first to greet Salah.

Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes
A wire-to-wire win for Justify at Belmont Park Saturday night earns the thoroughbred a place in horse racing history. First, Baffert won the Triple Crown with American Pharaoh, ending the 37-year drought without a Triple Crown.

Xbox Scarlet Consoles May Arrive in 2020
I would have liked to see Sony show some direction with the PS4 aside from just games because it's also about the experience. He said that Microsoft was recommitting and harnessing the full breath of the company to deliver on the future of play.

Anthem from BioWare Launching February 22
We were then introduced to an EA Originals supported studio called Jo-Mei and their handsome looking game called Sea of Solitude . It's releasing in early 2019, and will follow a young girl trying to learn to balance her emotions, and return to being a human.

Robert De Niro says 'F
De Niro received a standing ovation from many audience members. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast". Robert De Niro has received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for slamming U.S. president Donald Trump .