A few weeks ago we reported on the effort to get a proposal on the November ballot that would split California into three separate states.
This week that measure has officially been added to the ballot.
It’s a major step toward dividing the Left Coast into common sense geopolitical constituencies which otherwise have been mashed up like the Balkans after WWI.
It’s a fantastic idea which would also dice up the heavy political weight that California has been throwing around in presidential elections.
Now for the bad news. According to recent polls, 72% of California voters oppose the idea.
And even if by some miracle it passes, it still needs approval by the overwhelmingly leftist legislature.
In short, it’s more likely we’ll see the Second Coming than witness the break-up of the People’s Republic of California.
Here’s more from Fox News…
An initiative to divide California into three states has received enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot, the California secretary of state’s office confirmed Tuesday.
The three-states campaign, dubbed “Cal-3,” submitted more than 600,000 signatures.
Tim Draper, a billionaire Silicon Valley venture capital investor, sponsored the ballot measure to divide America’s most populous state into three jurisdictions, the Mercury News of San Jose, Calif., reported.
— California would be made up of six mainly coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
— Northern California would include 40 counties from Santa Cruz to the Oregon border, including San Francisco and Sacramento, the state’s current capital.
— Southern California would comprise 12 counties, including Fresno, Kern, Orange and San Diego counties.
“California government has rotted,” Draper told the Mercury News last month. “We need to empower our population to improve their government.”