Measure to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot

Still, the "Cal-3" campaign said the ballot initiative will at the very least give voters an opportunity to express dissatisfaction with the status quo.

It's the brainchild of Silicon Valley tech billionaire Tim Draper, who previously proposed splitting California into six states, most recently in 2014.

California as we know it could end soon, if voters approve a ballot measure in November. "Southern California" would include farm communities such as Fresno and Bakersfield, the inland counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, and the San Diego area. "All Californians deserve more from their state, and with Cal 3, more regional responsiveness and more meaningful results will create a promising future for everyone".

But Draper contends that the state needs a change and cutting it up into three parts is the solution. The measure aims to create states with relatively equal populations and economic strengths.

See below for the total number of signatures collected in each California county.

Lawmakers would only have 12 months after congressional approval to set the new rules; otherwise the state's debts would automatically split between the three new ones.

The only solution, he maintains, is smaller governments better equipped to respond to residents' specific needs depending on the region of California where they live.


The initiative would replace blue California with a potentially red state and two even bluer states: "Northern California", which would include San Francisco and Sacramento, and "California", which would run along the coast from Los Angeles to Monterey. The new states would then make their own decisions about taxes and spending.

But critics have slammed the partition effort as a distraction and say that breaking up the state would cost billions of tax dollars.

Northern California's border goes from Santa Cruz county, up to the OR border, including Merced and Mariposa counties.

College students from Northern California who go to school in Los Angeles (and vice versa) would also be affected.

Although California as it exists today is heavily Democratic, one of the new Californias might not be.

A publicized effort by activists to have California secede from the United States, branded the "Calexit" proposal, continues to be bandied about for the ballot in 2020.

"The California state government isn't too big to fail, because it is already failing its citizens in so many crucial ways", Grande said.

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