Break-up of California moves a step closer as billionaire gets enough signatures to trigger vote

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Break-up of California moves a step closer as billionaire gets enough signatures to trigger vote

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:37 pm

The chance of California splitting into three has moved a step closer after a billionaire secured enough signatures to trigger a referendum on the issue.

Tim Draper, who made his money through Hotmail and Skype, has gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the change – way above the 364,000 needed.

Those who want to break up California believe it would boost educational standards and reduce the political power of Sacramento, the state’s capital.

Providing the state authorities agree the signatures are genuine a referendum on the issue will be held this November alongside other mid-term elections. :CA:

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Re: Break-up of California moves a step closer as billionaire gets enough signatures to trigger vote

Postby Niner » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:55 pm

Not a chance. The proposal now is not like the line between North Carolina and South Carolina or North Dakota and South Dakota but looks like a Giant monster took a bite out of a chunk of coastal California. The idea was to get all the fruits and nuts....and Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and we love illegal aliens areas, and make them one state and take all the rest of the territory and make it into a state for more main stream to conservative Americans. Californians may like the idea but the US Congress would have to approve and nobody wants California to get two more Senators.
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Re: Break-up of California moves a step closer as billionaire gets enough signatures to trigger vote

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:53 pm

I agree, never gonna happen........ :mrgreen:

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