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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It's tough to determine which player would be included in the deal, but the favorite would likely have to be Tobias Harris . Doncic would give the franchise a foundation and perhaps more of a "sure thing" than their two lottery picks could provide.
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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.
Corker exclaimed. "I would bet that 95 percent of the people on this side of the aisle support, intellectually, this amendment. But Corker said it had "no effect" on the Senate's ability to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019.
Fans of the show were naturally sad that Niall had to leave and were curious to know what the reason was behind his departure. But it wasn't meant to be for the duo when Niall was left devastated when she was stolen by Adam Collard, 22.
He won the event for the second time, finishing with the eagle, three birdies and a bogey for a 19-under 261 total. There is a Michigan Heritage Trophy that goes to the race- winning manufacturer for Cup weekend, too.
De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for Raging Bull and The Godfather: Part II . Trump and Trudeau have been engaged in a war of words over trade since the weekend's Group of Seven economic summit.
Après s'être frictionnés sur la piste, Sébastien Grosjean et Esteban Ocon se sont échangés quelques mots par micros interposés. Malheureusement pour lui, cette belle remontée s'est arrêtée à la onzième place, la première hors de la zone des points.
He also told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the government would not allow debt levels to go out of control. He was eventually handed a less important portfolio after the head of state refused to accept his nomination.
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Ricciardo had problems early in the session, but after repairs was able to rejoin the fray and clock a very competitive time . I'm really happy with what I did and what the team did. "It was waiting, waiting, waiting and eventually we got out.
Australian dies in Portugal 'selfie' fall
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Tout d'abord sa puissance, affichée à 440 kW, soit environ 600 chevaux , pour un 0 à 100 km/h abattu en moins de 3,5 secondes. Avec ce modèle, Porsche mise sur un nouveau cheval, l'électrique.
Blasphemy referendum set to take place in October
However, in 2015, Irish authorities launched an investigation under blasphemy laws into English comedian and actor Stephen Fry. Known as the "woman in the home" clause, it has been criticised for its sexist language by Irish politicians and activists.
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The original MTV animated Aeon Flux show, created by animator Peter Chung , first debuted in 1991 as a six-part series of shorts. Hurd, who produced the live-action Aeon Flux film in 2005, will also serve as an executive producer.