Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

14 April, 2018, 10:25 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Proposal To Break California Into 3 States Could Make November Ballot

Draper said he conceived the initiative out of a belief that "the citizens of the whole state would be better served by three smaller state governments while preserving the historical boundaries of the various counties, cities and towns". Draper says the initiative, which he calls the "CAL 3" has more than 600,000 signatures and will be submitted to election officials next week.

Draper announced on Thursday that he plans to deliver the 600,000 signatures he's collected from Californians in 58 counties to the secretary of state in hopes of getting a ballot measure approved.

"We're working in California to create three new states so that those states can be the most advanced, provide the best service and make all of our world much, much better", he said.

Read the full announcement from CAL 3 here. To start, Draper needs a total of 366,000 for his initiative to be qualify to go on the ballot.

But Draper's dream is still getting some spotlight on social media.

Southern California would have 12 counties where the median income would be 45,000 dollars.

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

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Even if the initiative makes the ballot and Californians vote to split the state, Congress would still need to vote on the change.

Draper said voters overwhelmingly approved the splitting of California into two states in 1859, but Congress never acted on that request due to the divisions that led to the Civil War in 1861.

Any thought to share on CAL 3?

A new Southern California state would run south from the Northern California border, skirt around the coast from Monterey past Los Angeles, and include San Diego, Death Valley and the rest of the state east to Nevada and Arizona.

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

Could California be split up to better represent its citizens?

But Bill Whalen, a Hoover Institution research fellow and political expert, said the proposed new map might not seem like the answer to those most frustrated with the state's politics.

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