California propose to divide into three States

California propose to divide into three States

Over the Golden state once again looming specter of schism. California investor proposes to split the home in three States: California, Northern California and southern California. The relevant initiative was put forward by Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist from Silicon valley.

According to Secretary of state Alex Padilla in a press release of 24 October, the author of the idea got the green light to collect signatures for a referendum on separation. Since the approval of a plan called Three New States Within the Current Boundaries of California for Draper 180 days on the implementation of this task. Until April 23 next year, he needs to convince 365 880 California voters to subscribe to his initiative.

California propose to divide into three States

The millionaire is convinced that California is in its current form too heterogeneous in political, social and economic terms, which makes it almost unmanageable. According to the plan of Draper division of the state into three will help to solve these problems, so he considers necessary:

  • to set new boundaries for three new States within the current boundaries of California;
  • to start the transformation procedure of the single state of California into three new;
  • to provide the legislative consent for the creation of three new States to Congress as required by the Constitution of the United States.

California propose to divide into three Statessource: twitter

If the activist will be able to find enough supporters, already in 2018 could be held to vote for the proposal. In the case of this development, the Governor will have until 1 January 2019 to officially announce its approval of the Congress, and then giving lawmakers 12 months to the official procedure the split.

Note that similar ideas occur in Draper for the first time. In 2014, he has already proposed to make California six States, but his idea has not met approval.

After 2 years activists from the organization Yes California has offered even to secede from the United States — their plan also did not materialize.