California to vote on splitting into 3 states

Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot | TheHill

If passed, it would be the first division of a USA state since 1863, when West Virginia was created, the Times reported. "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".

Draper argues that the three diverse regions would be better served by their own, smaller governments.

In 1941, a group of secessionists along the border of Northern California and Southern Oregon proposed creating a new state called "Jefferson".

Southern California would include 12 counties: San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, Mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Kern and Imperial Counties.

According to CNN, the initiative claims it can solve California's most pressing issues, including the state's failing school systems, high taxes, deteriorating infrastructure and strained government. "Splitting California into three new states will triple the amount of special interests, lobbyists, politicians and bureaucracy".

Last September, he submitted the modified version that he calls "Cal-3". The Secretary of State's office reports that enough valid signatures have been collected to put the measure on the ballot. The petition garnered more than 400,000 signatures, the threshold to earn a spot on the November ballot.

Nothing about Draper's historic demarcation of democracy would be easy.

Supporters say the state has grown too large to meet the needs of Californians. It is nearly certain that interpretation would end up in court.

The plan for partitioning California would be parallel to other states that have been partitioned, including the Dakotas, the Carolinas, and the Virginias.

In the United States Senate, four more members would need to be added. Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom brushed off the proposal at a California Democratic Party event on Wednesday.

The proposal also has some staunch opponents.

California residents will vote in November on whether to split the state into three separate parts.

Under the proposal, each state would have about one-third of the state population. Congress would be given 12 months to sanction the split, according to language in the ballot initiative. Revisions, Amar wrote in 2017, are generally seen by the courts as the most substantial kinds of changes to a government.

Existing state assets like universities and prisons within the boundaries of each of the new states would then become assets of that new state. "Republican numbers in this state are vaporizing and the Democrats continue to increase".

The LAO found a similar pattern across other tax bases in the proposed states. Draper, a 60-year-old California native and bitcoin investor, comes from a family of wealthy investors and founded the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. "Because if we don't like one, we can now bust out".

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