California voters to weigh splitting into three states.
A billionaire venture capitalist’s bid to split California into three separate states has earned a spot on the ballot in November’s mid-term elections.
If Tim Draper’s Cal-3 initiative gets a majority vote, it would trigger a long process to split California into northern, southern and central states.
Mr Draper had campaigned unsuccessfully for six years, initially with a plan to divide the state into six new regions.
It is the first time in 150 years that this choice is on the state’s ballot.
Should the proposal become a reality, it would be the first division of a state since West Virginia split off from Virginia in 1863.
According to a memo filed on Tuesday by California’s Secretary of State, Mr Draper collected more than 402,468 signatures across the state’s counties for the proposal.
Cal-3 aims to break California into three new states: Northern California, Southern California and California.
There are those that say this initiative is “©Russian Meddling.”