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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: 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.
    UNIX? They're not even circumcised! Savages!
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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?

    Washington DC delenda est.
  • (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    You could paint middle earth in California and have desert landscapes left over for the lost unpublished chapter.