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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:50PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @04:50PM (#693003)

    Russia has been backing the CA secessionist movement for years now. So yes, of course, Trump would be in favor of it.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @06:01PM (#693053)

    California is in need of a shakeup. Between SF, LA and San Diego the representation of the common man outside of those regions is being overpowered by the voting capabilities of those cities. By reassessing the state into political/legislative regions that more proportionally represent the common man of the geography, it will help enable the smaller, poorer, and less advantaged regions of the state to enact laws, budgets, and public policies that better match their needs. Furthermore, it will help reduce the acceptable amount of spawn from the cancers that are the big cities, if the little guys know what is smart for them. There is only so much land you can trade for housing tracts and water utilities before the agriculture industry in California collapses, and we may already be past that point.