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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 Thexalon on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:23PM (4 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Thursday June 14 2018, @03:23PM (#692956)

    There is more to this than just "because taxes". I don't know what, though.

    Part of the story may also be that the demographics [statisticalatlas.com]: Northern California would be substantially whiter and substantially richer per capita than current California. Southern California would be heavily Hispanic, and on average poorer than current California.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:29PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 14 2018, @05:29PM (#693029) Journal

    Ah, thanks! Now that is an explanation that makes sense.

    It also fits with what I seem to observe that conservatives are deeply afraid of dark skinned or non European descent people who seem to be appearing in the US. God certainly did not make then with the same rights as I have! No way! It must say that in the constitution somewhere, or the bible.

    On a more practical matter. The richer per capita Northern California might not like paying taxes if non white people, living anywhere, might benefit from it.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:12PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:12PM (#693064)

      But for them, paying the taxes would be easier because they'll keep cutting the taxes to rev the economy.

      Remember, you gotta cut money to make money.

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (#693138)

      You're not doing well with terminology today.

      A Conservative wants to slow progress to a crawl.
      “A Conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling STOP." [google.com] -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

      Someone who wants to go BACK in time, e.g to erase the gains made by The Working Class, women, and people of color in the 20th Century, is a Reactionary. [google.com]
      Those people are RADICAL.
      Radical is the OPPOSITE of Conservative.

      -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:17PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:17PM (#693591)

        Well, not quite.

        You can have a conservative (slow, incrementalist) approach to reactionaryism as well as progressivism.

        You can have a radical (quick, large moves) approach to both as well.

        But you're right about the definition of conservatism.