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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 14 2018, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @02:31PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @02:31PM (#692929)

    "I got mine (from you) and screw everyone else?" thats part of it.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:22PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:22PM (#693023) Journal

    But that would sound suspiciously like "wealth redistribution" wouldn't it? And I thought that was a liberal left wing thing.

    The lower I set my standards the more accomplishments I have.
    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:22PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:22PM (#693125)

      It's only "wealth redistribution" depending on whether the first derivative of the amount of exploitation of the working class is positive or negative.

      Nobody worries about the redistribution of wealth from the working class to the capitalist elites.

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:34PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:34PM (#693128)

      The vast majority of welfare in USA is corporate welfare.

      Further, around 1972, wages in USA flattened.
      That was after the 1971 Powell Memorandum, sometimes used as the mark of the beginning of The Neoliberal Era.
      Characteristics of Neoliberalism []

      liberal left

      That's an oxymoron.
      Left and Right are ECONOMIC terms.
      "Left" means Anti-Capitalist.
      Liberals are NOT Anti-Capitalist.
      Liberalism -depends- on redistributing the wealth of Capitalists.
      It is -very- different from Leftism AKA Socialism AKA worker-ownership of the means of production.

      The people you are referencing would properly be described as "slightly less Right". []
      That is called a Liberal Democrat (even outside USA).

      -- OriginalOwner_ []