This has NO chance of being enacted….
But it does have a hundreds of thousands of signature out of the states 39.5 M citizens to split the most populated state into 3 seperate one’s….
Any serious consideration of this could open the flood gates other states to devide by political basis and for a Puerto Rican state…
California is moving closer to a landmark November vote that could chop the state in three, splitting San Francisco from Los Angeles, dividing the Central Valley in half, and creating a mountain of questions about how the nation’s biggest state would divvy its resources.
Tim Draper, a Bay Area venture capitalist seeking to blow up California as it now exists, says he’ll submit more than 600,000 signatures to the secretary of state next week for a measure that would divide the state into what he’s labeled Northern California, Southern California and California.
A total of 365,880 valid signatures is needed to put the statute before voters. Once the signatures are filed with the state, it will take more than a month to determine whether the initiative qualifies for the Nov. 6 ballot.
Draper and other proponents of the Cal 3 initiative already are looking ahead to a fall campaign and the possibilities a victory would bring.
“If you were going to start a new state today, it wouldn’t look anything like what we have,” Draper said Friday. “This is a chance for three fresh new approaches to government.”
But there are no guarantees, as Draper found during a similar, but even more ambitious, state partition plan on which he spent $5.2 million in 2014. The effort to split California into six states collected 1.3 million signatures for the proposed constitutional amendment, only to see nearly half of them disqualified. He ended up about 100,000 short of the 807,615 valid signatures he needed.
“This time we’re so far over what we need that even if there is a blip in the signature count, we’ve got enough to qualify,” Draper said.
While the lower signature requirement for his new statute initiative may make it easier to qualify for the ballot, Draper will still face plenty of problems convincing voters that three Californias are better than one. Congress would also need to be convinced; lawmakers must approve any split….