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    Dems want three states out of one California. Then the Dems will want PR to be come a state, giving them six new Democrat senators.

    Not going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Dems want three states out of one California. Then the Dems will want PR to be come a state, giving them six new Democrat senators.

    Not going to happen.
    I solved all that earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Dems want three states out of one California. Then the Dems will want PR to be come a state, giving them six new Democrat senators.

    Not going to happen.
    Then why wouldnt they vote for this? It would give dems a lot more power.

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    Hell NO!!

    Are they really that stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Hell NO!!

    Are they really that stupid?
    Having lived there, I will restrain my answer...

    Some of them are, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Having lived there, I will restrain my answer...

    Some of them are, yes.
    Talk about "DAMN"!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I agree. Just surprised this keeps coming up. They had Calexit last year.
    But it wasn't voted on IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Hasnt this been voted on before? Or did it never make it to the ballot?

    Voters in the massive state of California, touted as having an economy larger than most countries, could decide whether to support a plan calling for the Golden State to be split into three.

    An initiative that would direct the governor to seek congressional approval to divide California into three states has enough valid signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 6 ballot, the secretary of state’s office said Tuesday. The initiative is backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Timothy Draper. A spokeswoman for Citizens for Cal 3 hailed the advancement of the proposal Tuesday night.

    Backers say that splitting California would lead to better representation from state lawmakers, and better results on issues like education, infrastructure and taxes.

    According to the secretary of state’s office website, the number of valid or projected valid signatures collected for the measure is greater than 110 percent of the signatures needed to be eligible for the ballot.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...ballot-n882646
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I agree. Just surprised this keeps coming up. They had Calexit last year.
    Looks like Calexit was funded by Putin:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41853131
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    I doubt it very seriously.

    REMEMBER, the last 'breakaway' was funded and CALIF residents trolled by RUSSIANS!! Why wouldn't this one be?


    Is the #Calexit Campaign Supported by Russia?

    There are ties between the Yes California campaign and an "anti-globalist" Russian group that has received funding from the Kremlin.

    By Bethania Palma

    31 January 2017




    When President Donald Trump claimed electoral victory on 8 November 2016 to become the 45th American head of state, it prompted a backlash in historically liberal-leaning California and lent momentum to an effort known as #Calexit to break the nation’s most populous state off from the rest of the country. If the secession movement garners the necessary support, a related initiative will be presented to voters for approval on state ballots in 2018.

    On 27 January 2017, the right-wing web site Breitbart posted a story questioning the motivation for that effort, based on media reports that the founder of the Yes California campaign has Russian ties:

    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that a ballot initiative called “California Nation” has been approved by the state to begin collecting signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

    The effort is supported by the “Yes California” campaign, an organization that enjoys the support of the Russian government and whose founder, Louis Marinelli, now lives in Russia.

    Marinelli has indeed made no secret of the fact that he not only lives at least part of the time in Russia but also works with a group reportedly backed by the Kremlin, although he denies knowledge of the latter. While he has a San Diego address, as of December 2016 he was interviewed by Bloomberg from his home in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where he has a Russian wife and teaches English:

    As president of Yes California, Marinelli is organizing a statewide referendum on independence to be held in 2019—if he can collect half a million signatures by next fall. He runs the secession movement from 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away while teaching English at a language school in Yekaterinburg. He is preparing the ground for an “embassy of California” in Moscow, with the help of a vehemently anti-American group supported by the Kremlin. The avatar on his professional Facebook page shows him posing in front of the Voskresenskiye Gates that open onto Red Square.
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