California venture capitalist tries to break the Golden state into three, and it has good online support too. Tim Draper is the author of the initiative, “cal-3,” to turn California into three separate States, and almost twice the required number of signatures to get it on the ballot in November.
“This is an unprecedented support on behalf of all parts of California to create three States that emphasize performance, efficiency, reliability, and regional identity,” said Draper. He has already reached 600,000 signatures for his initiative, which requires only 365,880 signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot, or 5% of the vote for Governor of California in 2014.
This initiative will see the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito County part of the state, in the center.
San Diego, San Bernardino, orange, riverside, mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, kings, Kern and Imperial counties will be shrouded in a southern state. 40 counties North of here will enter their state and, if the initiative were to come to fruition.
A longtime Democratic party political strategist Steven Maviglio, who opposed previous attempts to Draper in 2014 to split California into six States, also opposed the new Draper. He said that “the division of California into three, and three new governments doing nothing to solve the problems of our state other than tripling them,” reports CBC Los Angeles.
In response, Draper says that “the citizens of the state as a whole would be better, three small States, while preserving the historical boundaries of the various countries, cities and towns.”
Says Draper signature will be submitted to election authorities next week. In order for California to be dissolved in three individuals, the U.S. Congress must Approve the measure for a vote if it passes first in California.