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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

Related: Secessionists Formally Launch Quest for California's Independence
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by VLM on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:09PM (2 children)

    by VLM (445) on Thursday June 14 2018, @01:09PM (#692862)

    How is Putin responsible for the leftist policies and impending bankruptcy of metropolitan areas?

    His country abandoned communism and it's doing better; our local communists will never forgive. Imagine if the locals got the bad idea that leftism here is also a bad idea? Therefore guess who's the boogyman behind everything bad... Rained this morning? Goddamn Russians. Lost a game of Yahtzee? Goddamn Putin. Back when the Russians were commies, the Russians were our best friends, according to the same media people... Now that they voted for the "wrong" type of leader, they must be destroyed.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:44PM (#692968)

    Heh, gotta love how you crazies start foaming at the mouth over "leftism" every chance you get. I feel a bit sorry for you though, constantly living in fear and hatred.

  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday June 14 2018, @10:24PM

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Thursday June 14 2018, @10:24PM (#693213)

    Why are you still pretending US politics has a left?