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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: 4, Funny) by nobu_the_bard on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:09PM (9 children)

    by nobu_the_bard (6373) on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:09PM (#692839)

    I don't think we're discussing the most important thing, which is what would we name the new states. I'd like to suggest Top California, Best California, and Narnia.

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:25PM (#692844)

    Jefferson, State of Engles and Mojave.

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by zocalo on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:31PM (3 children)

    by zocalo (302) on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:31PM (#692847)
    Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor. Which is which is left an exercise for the voter.
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    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:59PM (1 child)

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:59PM (#693007) Journal

      Head, Heart, and Anus, as an exercise for the voter?

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    • (Score: 2) by snufu on Thursday June 14 2018, @10:18PM

      by snufu (5855) on Thursday June 14 2018, @10:18PM (#693210)

      Steppes for horse tribes.
      Riparian forests for elves.
      Alpine passes to the east.
      Volcanoes and cinder cones to the further east for Mordor.
      The Undying Land off the western coast horizon.

      You could paint middle earth in California and have desert landscapes left over for the lost unpublished chapter.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:36PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:36PM (#692851)

    What's wrong with Ecotopia? A clever novel from 1975 --
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecotopia [wikipedia.org]

    Callenbach said of the story, in relation to Americans: “It is so hard to imagine anything fundamentally different from what we have now. But without these alternate visions, we get stuck on dead center. And we’d better get ready. We need to know where we’d like to go".

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Thexalon on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:26PM

      by Thexalon (636) on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:26PM (#692958)

      The main problem with "Ecotopia" would be that I'm quite certain the people behind this are not trying to create anything remotely similar to the society described in that book. The Northern California that appears to be envisioned by this split would be more likely to be run by ruthlessly capitalist techbros, not socialist-leaning environmentalist hippies.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by VLM on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:17PM

    by VLM (445) on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:17PM (#692867)

    Should be more "California" something like "New New Mexico" for the permanently unintegrated foreign invaders, "Peoples Republic of California" for the boomer hippie commies ironically most of whom have moved up the coast to ruin those states, and "Dune" for the unpopulated desert areas.

  • (Score: 1) by nitehawk214 on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:32PM

    by nitehawk214 (1304) on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:32PM (#692875)

    No, no, the northern state would be "High California"

    It already is, in practice.

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