Signatures for 'Six Californias' Ballot Initiative Rolling In

Where would you live? The State of Jefferson or Silicon Valley State?

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents' needs.

Draper and a bipartisan team of political consultants delivered what he said were 44,000 signatures to the Sacramento County registrar of voters. The signatures are among 1.3 million the Six Californias campaign plans to submit statewide this week.

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  1. I haven’t looked at this very closely, but I’m wondering if we will end up with more dems than republicans in the House and Senate should this happen.

    1. Not that it really matter, I think it’d probably be a wash. Jefferson, South and Central are where most of the R Reps still exist. Republicans keep the house, Dems keep the Senate.

    2. The Christian’s Lord, I’d have to say definitely yes in the house and maybe in the Senate. That being said, I doubt this will ever happen. I’d like to see it happen because I think it makes sense based on a demographic/political standpoint, but it’s highly unlikely.

  2. Even if this cockamamie scheme was approved by the voters, doesn’t it have to be approved Congress? How would they divide up the State’s massive debts? or, their resources?

    Let me guess, that landlocked “Central” section is where all the poor folks live.

  3. The division of debts and resources would be a nightmare to figure out, but I imagine that’s part of the reason why the folks in the Jefferson and Central areas, for example, want to break away from Cali in the first place.

  4. How this affects the balance of Dems and Reps in Congress does not concern me nearly as much as the dilution of a vote’s worth from my own State’s Senators by effectively adding ten more Senators from California.

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