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Proposal to split California into three states makes November ballot

Good Morning America KARMA ALLEN,Good Morning America 7 hours ago 
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California residents will get a chance to vote on a measure to divide the Golden State into three separate states, election officials said Tuesday.

Proponents of the CAL 3 initiative submitted more than 402,468 valid signatures as of Tuesday, making it eligible for the Nov. 6 general election ballot, according to the California Secretary of State’s office.

The office did not say exactly how many total signatures were submitted, but backers said the petition drew more than 600,000 from residents across the state’s 58 counties, dwarfing the 365,000 signatures required to qualify for the ballot.

Adding the initiative to the ballot would be the first step in a long process that would ultimately require approval from Congress.

PHOTO: The CAL 3 proposal would split California into three new states: Northern California, California and Southern California. (KABC)

The proposal, led by venture capitalist Tim Draper, would split the country’s most populous state into three new states of near-equal population: Northern California, California and Southern California, according to the proposal.

Northern California would include cities between the Bay Area and the Oregon border. Southern California would begin in Fresno and cover most of the southern state. The "new" California would cover Los Angeles County and much of the coast below San Francisco Bay, the proposal said.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will certify the initiative as qualified for the November ballot on June 28, his office said Tuesday.

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Draper proposed similar measures in 2012 and 2014, but those efforts failed after election officials invalidated many of the signatures collected.

“The unanimous support for CAL 3 from all 58 of California’s counties to reach this unprecedented milestone in the legislative process is the signal that across California, we are united behind CAL 3 to create a brighter future for everyone,” Draper said in a statement in April after the signatures were collected.

Draper says the spilt would create three separate governments, boost education and infrastructure, and lower taxes, but critics claim it could do more harm than good.

“It’s not like you’re starting from scratch, you have to blow up everything,” Steven Maviglio, who helped defeat Draper’s previous effort, told local reporters earlier this year. “There are so many fundamentally flawed aspects to this.”

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The ulterior motive, which liberals usually have,

is this:

The two extra liberal californicationya states will have

two addition california senate members. The 4 added leftwing members will throw the republican majority

into a possible permanent tailspin, and pretty much give a giant advantage to the left -

maybe no more republican majorities.

and with all the liberal population of those states - the reps will be added liberals to the House, too.

NOTE: Previous attempts at dividing California up into different states have involved

being divided up into SIX states. That would generally be 12 liberal senators.

 

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Would it add Representatives to the House? I guess that depends on whether they round up or down at some point. Technically it could reduce the number of Reps

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Well with eight more senators they'll have a better chance at bleeding the federal government completely dry to pay for the illegals. If they thought foreign aid from the United States was more lucrative they probably have seceding from the union on the ballot at accepting foreign aid.

WSS

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idiots, northern CA is gun rights country. thats why tbey want to split. u guys think all of CA is a liberal monolith like true ignorants

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23 minutes ago, Westside Steve said:

Well with eight more senators they'll have a better chance at bleeding the federal government completely dry to pay for the illegals. If they thought foreign aid from the United States was more lucrative they probably have seceding from the union on the ballot at accepting foreign aid.

WSS

4 more Senators Steve. 3 States not 5.

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5 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

4 more Senators Steve. 3 States not 5.

Ah, I misread. I thought it was 5 why mistake.

WSS

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Just now, Westside Steve said:

Ah, I misread. I thought it was 5 why mistake.

WSS

Little known fact of history. When Texas came in the union in 1845 they had about a 6 month window of opportunity to divide into 5 states. Blew that one.😪

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