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    Will California split into three?

    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

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    Only Mother Nature via an earthquake will cause that to happen.
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    What a waste of time. Congress is never going to give Californians four extra senators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    Only Mother Nature via an earthquake will cause that to happen.
    I agree. Just surprised this keeps coming up. They had Calexit last year.

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    Draper has been trying for years to break up the state. California will not vote for this joke. An earthquake will not breakup California either. The fault lines show that the state may have a much longer coast line if any major movement happens.
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    I saw the new map..California, Northern Cali, and Southern Cali.

    I say let them. Then, refuse statehood for the two new "states" and re-apportion congressional seats based on the new population of California.

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    I will be voting yes.

    I know it is a long shot to be approved by Congress. But, there are far too many disenfranchised Californians who have lost Bill of Rights protections and who are still considering moving from our over taxed, under represented state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    I will be voting yes.

    I know it is a long shot to be approved by Congress. But, there are far too many disenfranchised Californians who have lost Bill of Rights protections and who are still considering moving from our over taxed, under represented state.
    You must be so. California as there is no one I know that feels overtaxed or under represented. And none are leaving the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    What a waste of time. Congress is never going to give Californians four extra senators.
    No they likely wont since one could bet all would be dems. That alone could almost guarantee a dem senate forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    What a waste of time. Congress is never going to give Californians four extra senators.
    Now THAT's a good point.
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