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California to vote on splitting into 3 states

California to vote on splitting into 3 states

An initiative to split the state of California into three separate states gathered enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

"Therefore, pursuant to Elections Code section 9033, the initiative measure is eligible for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot and all further signature verification can be terminated", the office announced.

A measure to split California into three separate states has been added to the November ballot. The third state, California, would cover six counties in the coastal area stretching between Monterey and Los Angeles.

Northern California: This would include 40 counties including the San Francisco Bay Area and the remaining counties north of Sacramento, the current state capital.

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. Even if the initiative were to pass, the approval of Congress would still be required.

-California would have approximately 12.3 million residents and would be centered around Los Angeles County.

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The proposal is the brainchild of billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, 59, who made his fortune as an early investor in Skype and Hotmail, and launched a campaign called "Cal 3". The proposal would give the people of California six senators.

A California split is a long shot, to say the least. Southern California depends more on manufacturing and wholesale, and has a median household income of $45,000.

People in California will have the chance to vote on the radical proposal to split the state into three.

Nevertheless, Draper has argued it's necessary to fix the state government. Dividing it into three smaller Californias, he claims, would lead to "better decision making", "a dramatically more effective education system", and "more reliable roads".

Turning one state into three would create four new USA senators, a move that would significantly boost Californians' influence in Washington. That day may not come: according to an April poll from Survey USA, voters weren't in favor of splitting the state, with a huge four-to-one margin. In the unlikely event the measure is approved, the change would be the first division of an existing USA state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.


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