Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot

14 Juin, 2018, 00:23 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • This CNN graphic breaks down an initiative that would divide California into three separate states. Californians voted for it to appear on the ballot in November's general election

Draper proposed similar measures in 2012 and 2014, but those efforts failed after election officials invalidated numerous signatures collected.

California, a narrow, densely populated stretch of coastal counties, starting from Los Angeles and stretching north to Monterey.

Northern California would include cities between the Bay Area and the OR border.

Amid worries of a recession, Statham gained the support of then-Speaker Willie Brown to put a non-binding question on ballots across the state: Should California divide into three states?

Vikram Amar, a law professor from the University of IL who had studied Draper's plan, told the Times that based on the last election, the Electoral College split by the plan would allow a Republican to win one of the states. The measure is the brainchild of Bay Area venture capitalist (and Bitcoin booster) Tim Draper.

A good-humored Draper rolled with the punches as Colbert ripped the new states of "Silicon Valley, the richest state per capita" and "Jefferson, famous for producing 60 percent of the country's marijuana".

He has described California as a state with crumbling bridges and roads, a struggling, underfunded education system and oppressively high taxes.

Said Peggy Grande of Citizens for Cal 3, the campaign on behalf of the initiative: "The California state government isn't too big to fail, because it is already failing its citizens in so many crucial ways".

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Some California residents are trying to split up the state - again.

Certification that the initiative has qualified for the ballot will come on June 28.

"It will simply divide the state into smaller, more manageable populations".

Voters won't have the final say on the measure, however.

Not many Californians are on board thus far, however.

However, the ballot measure faces long odds. "While other ballot proposals have estimated costs - "around $1 million annually", "$1 billion or more per year" - the analysis of this measure is, well, a little different.

Splitting California into three states would require congressional approval.

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