The measure would cut Northern California off just north of Fresno, keeping coastal California to Los Angeles as its own state and spinning inland Southern California and San Diego off into a third.
The proposal, led by venture capitalist Tim Draper, would split the country's largest state into three new states of near-equal population: Northern California, California and Southern California, according to the proposal.
What's more, Congress is unlikely to want to create four new U.S. Senators, two for each of the additional Californias, which could shake up the electoral college in future presidential elections.
Scholar Vikram David Amar from the University of IL has written about the California statehood proposals. Any changes to the state's boundaries would require the approval of the U.S. Congress, and analysts believe both Democrats and Republicans would be hesitant about the drastic changes. State filings show he paid consultants and law firms almost $560,000 a year ago for work related to the proposal. He backed a proposal to turn California into six states in 2014 but it failed to get the required number of signatures to qualify and the measure was not presented to voters.
For one thing, the very California legislature that people like Draper consider hopelessly sclerotic and interest-group-driven would have to approve it.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that the initiative is eligible for the November 6 general election.
Northern California's border goes from Santa Cruz county, up to the OR border, including Merced and Mariposa counties.
"Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes", he told the Los Angeles Times previous year.
But Draper believes politicians in Washington or Sacramento would be taking an even bigger risk by ignoring the will of voters fed up with a state government he says has long stopped working for them.
A new state, 'New California, ' would encompass the rural areas.
"Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes", Draper told the Times in an email. "California government can do a better job addressing the real issues facing the state, but this measure is a massive distraction that will cause political chaos and greater inequality".
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