There’s been talk for at least the last four years about the potential break-up of California into new states.
And so far it’s been a pipe dream.
But this week the third attempt for a ballot initiative submitted nearly double the number of required signatures to put the measure on the November ballot for California voters.
The effort has been backed by billionaire Tim Draper whose idea is to slice the state into three new states: Northern California, Southern California, and California proper.
If approved by election authorities, November could be the beginning of the end of the Left
Coast as we know it.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Could California be split up to better represent its citizens?
Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper says his petition to break up California into three states has garnered enough signatures for the initiative to be added to the ballot this November.
Draper lobbied unsuccessfully for similar ballot initiatives in 2014 and 2016, but this year he said he was able to amass approximately 600,000 signatures, well more than the 365,880 required. The initiative reportedly will be submitted to election officials next week.
CBS Los Angeles reported that the initiative proposes a central state that would consist of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties; a southern state made up of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera and Mono counties; and the 40 remaining counties grouped into a northern state.