The proposal to split California into three separate states is gaining traction just months ahead of the 2018 midterms, with many voters agreeing that the Golden State is simply too diverse and large to properly govern.
The movement -dubbed by many as Cal3- calls for the division of California into three smaller states; each anchored by a major metropolitan center serving as the territory’s capital.
While the direct plan has yet to be revealed, many are calling for the creation of California with Los Angeles as the state capital, Northern California with San Francisco as the capital, and Southern California with San Diego serving as the capital.
“This is about people who want California to be fixed and saved and this is the way to do it,” the bids lead proponent told Fox News. “We have crumbling infrastructure, dirty water and failing schools. In almost every statistic, 49 states are doing better.”
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CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Activists Split on How, Where to Divide the State
Just weeks after West Coast activists successfully fought to have a measure on this fall’s ballot on whether to divide California into smaller states, the bill’s proponents are struggling to settle on exactly where and how to carve up the Golden State.
The movement is now split along party lines, with leading Democrats urging each new state to contain at least one major urban area; all but ensuring strong liberal support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
GOP activists are calling on the state to be divided along rural and urban lines, with one section containing the coastline’s major metropolitan areas and two additional, rural states towards the north and interior.
“With Draper, he makes sure every area has an urbanized zone that will ultimately be blue. You still have the rural-urban thing going on in his formula,” said a GOP supporter. “The rural people will be shafted again.”
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CALIFORNIA CHAOS: The Liberal State is RANKED WORST Place to Live in the USA
US News and World Report released its official rankings of the best and worst places to live in the United States this week, revealing residents in the liberal bastion of California have the lowest quality of life compared to other citizens around the country.
The damaging report tallies key “quality of life” indicators such as air pollution, sense of community, voter participation, taxation, cost of living, and others. California found itself hovering near the bottom of the list for nearly all indicators; ranking dead last in air quality and second to last in voter turnout.
“Despite its beaches, redwood trees and Hollywood glam, the state’s blemishes are often highlighted. Los Angeles consistently leads as the world’s most traffic-congested urban area and even its own citizens have tried to secede multiple times,” writes USA Today.
At the top of the list was North Dakota followed by Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and South Dakota.
The state of California has been thrust into the national spotlight in recent weeks, with local officials informing illegal aliens of ICE raids throughout the Bay Area as communities feel the pressure following decades of failed liberal policies in the region.