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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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.
Thomas tunes up for Tour with Dauphine success
Thomas came in second, managing to put further valuable seconds between himself and his rivals for the yellow leader. Yates said: "The Tour de France has been my main goal for the whole season".
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.
The couple left Australia in January this year to go travelling and were in Portugal to attend a friend's wedding. While investigations continue, Corfina Media reported police have ruled out murder as a possible cause of death.
Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then described for the committee what would happen in South Korea. He instead suggested Trump's comment about suspending military exercises was "part of the negotiating".
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.
Filming is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C.; Alexandra, Virginia; the United Kingdom; Spain; and, the Canary Islands. Judging by the people's clothes, Trevor is definitely in the 1980s... so this isn't a flashback.
Pursuant to the closing of the deal , Envision shares will be delisted from the NYSE, as it will be cease to be a public company. Ten analysts have made estimates for Envision Healthcare's earnings, with estimates ranging from $2.07 billion to $2.11 billion.
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.
SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted minutes later that she was "right behind" her party's MPs. Yet last night she pressed ahead with a power-grab in direct opposition to Scotland's elected Parliament.
Pas de surprise, en revanche, pour le gardien , Hugo Lloris (65%) et pour la charnière centrale Varane (92%) - Umtiti (85e). Pour l'occasion, francefootball.fr vous avait demandé de choisir votre onze de départ pour la première des Bleus en Russie.
La Mission E a désormais un nom — Porsche Taycan
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.
Bowyer Wins Rain-Shortened Race
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.
VAR officials to wear full referee kit at World Cup
The "United Bid" calls for the U.S.to host 60 matches, including all games from the quarter-finals through to the final. Seven members recused their voting rights - Guam, Kenyan, the US Virgin Islands football associations, and the bidders.
Niall leaves Love Island for 'personal reasons'
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Aeon Flux returns to TV as a live-action series
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.