Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

A local venture capitalist's proposal to break up California, "CAL 3", gained almost double the necessary signatures to get it on the ballot in November, which will allow state voters to decide on the partition.

A new state, 'New California, ' would encompass the rural areas.

"This is an unprecedented show of support on behalf of every corner of California to create three state governments that emphasize representation, responsiveness, reliability and regional identity", wrote Draper. He said in a statement Thursday the signatures will be submitted to election officials next week. By California law, 365,880 signatures were required to qualify the initiative for a vote.

CNN reached out to Secretary of State Alex Padilla, but he refused to comment until he receives the signatures.

Draper, who had a hand in investing in the early stages of Tesla and Skype, backed a 2014 proposal to turn the Golden State into six states.

"The education system is just about the worst in all 50 states, and it's the biggest state", Draper said.

"To create three states from a standing start, you'll get all the benefits of knowing all the things that worked in the past, and all the things that could work in the future and you get to eliminate all the baggage you got in the state", Draper said in a news conference Thursday night at Draper University.

The northern state would include the other 40 counties. It would range from Fresno to the Mexico border, maintaining a coastal presence of San Diego County.

Under U.S. federal law, splitting California would require congressional approval even if the proposal is placed on state ballot.

To go into effect, California would first have to certify 585,400 of the signatures that Mr Draper has gathered, and then voters in November would need to pass the measure.

Creating two new states would add four new members to the U.S. Senate, two for each of the additional Californias.

Draper says his vision for partitioning California would be parallel to other states that have been partitioned, including the Dakotas, the Carolinas, and the Virginias.

Could California be split up to better represent its citizens?

California had a 38.54-million population by the end of 2017, the largest in the United States. It is his third attempt to get voters to weigh in on his call to break up the most populous USA state. It still leaves northern California conservatives who feel ignored by urban liberals in the same Northern California state as Sacramento and the Bay Area.

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