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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 14 2018, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the Calexit-will-return-in-Avengers-4 dept.

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

California's 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent's edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.

If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history.

It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Also at CNN and The Hill.

Previously: Proposal to Divide California Into Three States Could Land on the November Ballot

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  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Thursday June 14 2018, @11:38AM (10 children)

    by looorg (578) on Thursday June 14 2018, @11:38AM (#692824)

    So the winner will be ... Texas? That will become the largest, most populous and richest state? Yiha!

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  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Thursday June 14 2018, @11:53AM (2 children)

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday June 14 2018, @11:53AM (#692830)

    Yep, those two Texan senators can whup ass all over the six from the Californias, until voting time comes.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:30PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:30PM (#692846)

      I'd guess that most of California's money is concentrated in SF, LA and SD so might not make a difference.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:52PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:52PM (#693004)

        The Santa Clara valley is more commonly known as Silicon Valley. As of when I left in 1996, they were still pretty conservative there too (problem was pretty much all of California was conservative with the exception of the SF, LA and SD urban zones, but their population dwarfed the rest of the state.)

        Efforts to break up California have been going on as long as I can remember (and I am 51.) As a kid, the rallying cry was from "tree-hugging hippies" who complained about LA (and the farmers in the central valley) "stealing our water" from the north. Back then this was the state that elected Ronald Reagan as governor, so its funny to see that even though the guys pushing for the breakup and the political majority of the state have shifted, the constant cries to break it up continue!

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Whoever on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:35PM

    by Whoever (4524) on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:35PM (#692964) Journal

    It won't be the largest.

    Question: what's the worst day in Texas history?
    Answer: Jan 3, 1959: the day Alaska became a state and Texas was no longer the largest state.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:06PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:06PM (#692977)

    I have a better idea. Split California into two states and sell Texas to Mexico. Then we wouldn't have to change the number of stars on the flag.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:20PM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:20PM (#692986)

      Don't forget to build the wall along the former Texas border too.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:15PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:15PM (#693017)

        Suddenly I'm on board with the wall idea!

        j/k you Texas freaks!

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:03PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:03PM (#693056)

          We could push all the silicon valley types back to Texas where Fairchild and TI were from, then wall their sickness into Mexico where they will deserve each other.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:43PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:43PM (#693102)

            Half right.
            Fairchild was a Silicon Valley entity.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:06PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:06PM (#693059)

          Texas will pay for the wall.