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California To Vote On Splitting Itself Up Into 3 States

Though similar proposals have come and gone multiple times in the past few years, California might actually be split up into three separate states, that is, if voters are into the idea come fall.

California’s Secretary of State officially confirmed that a proposal has become eligible to be on the state’s ballot this November. If said proposal passes, California would be divided into California, Northern California, and Southern California.

Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is the one who sponsored the measure. Draper told The Los Angeles Times after he initially submitted the proposal last summer: “Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes. States will be more accountable to us and can cooperate and compete for citizens.”

Cal3provides has mapped out statistics regarding how the would be split up. California would be comprised of about 12.3 million residents, centered around Los Angeles County, and would include five other counties along the coast and to the north. Southern California would have 12 counties with 13.9 million people. Northern California would be made of 40 counties and 13.9 million residents.

It’s also important to note that if the ballot is passed, Congress would have to approve the state’s division, as well. However, according to an April poll from Survey USA, voters were not in favor of splitting the state.

What do you think of splitting up California into 3 states–hate it or love it?!?




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