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Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot

Plan To Split California Into Three States Earns Spot On November Ballot”

A plan to divide California into three states will appear on the November ballot after the campaign received more than 600,000 signatures.

Earlier this year, as the number of signatures on the petition began to grow he said: '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'. Then it would reach the US Congress.

The proposal for the new state headed off to Washington - but Congress never put it to a vote because it got too busy with the Civil War. West Virginia was formed by seceding from a Confederate state over differences around slavery.

According to Draper, the most populous US state and the world's fifth-largest economy is "nearly ungovernable" under the current system.

The Golden State would become California, Northern California and Southern California, if the proposal were to pass. Supporters of the initiative argue the state isn't fairly represented with senators in Washington.

According to the Cal 3 website, partitioning the state would also allow state legislatures to make better and more sensible decisions for their communities. "Californians deserve a better future".

A California split is a long shot, to say the least. Three smaller states would change that equation, which worries some Democrats.

Cal 3 sees this as an advantage: "Electoral College votes will be divided among the new states based on population, roughly the same as they are apportioned today, but with the additional recognition that comes with more direct and proportional influence over the Electoral College totals".

The bottom portion of the state, which would include San Diego and the eastern part of the state with Fresno, would become Southern California, according to a map by the Times.

Northern California: This would include the Bay Area and the 31 remaining counties north of Sacramento.

Present day California is the world's fifth biggest economy with a GSP (gross state product) of $2.75 trillion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, making it bigger than the United Kingdom economy.

A freaky and controversial plan to split California into three states has qualified for the November ballot, and if approved by the voters would begin the process to permanently change the U.S. Congress.



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