"Additionally, vast parts of California are poorly served by a representative government dominated by a large number of elected representatives from a small part of our state, both geographically and economically", Draper stated.
"Yes, it's an opportunity to reboot", Colbert said, echoing Draper's own words. The state will be voting on whether to split it up into three in November.
According to California's Secretary of State office, the initiative is one of four that are eligible for placement on the November ballot.
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Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, was the proponent of the long-shot initiative to split the state, which got almost 420,000 valid signatures, more than enough to be included in the General Election ballot in November, according to California's secretary of State.
Tim Draper, the main proponent of the initiative and its prime bankroller, gathered at least 402,000 signatures to divide California into three parts: a state called Northern California sprawling from OR down to San Francisco, another called California that'd primarily include Los Angeles and a band of land up the coast, and another dubbed Southern California that'd include Fresno, Bakersfield and San Diego.
"We are not a one-size-fits-all state", Cal-3 spokeswoman Peggy Grande told The Washington Post. "There's not a plan being dictated for the future, but this is obviously a very important first step". Even if it wins passage from voters, the measure would face significant hurdles. If the state's residents vote for the proposal, California's legislature would have a year, beginning in January of 2019, to implement it. "Some of the legal and practical issues of splitting up California suggest there is a high likelihood that the process would take many years to complete".
If a majority of voters support the initiative, an actual split would still require the approval of the state legislature and the U.S. Congress.
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Northern California would consist of 40 counties stretching from OR south to Santa Cruz County, then east to Merced and Mariposa counties. It's been well over a half-century since a new state has been admitted to the Union, and over a century-and-a-half since an existing state was divided when West Virginia was created - and that required a civil war as a lubricant. They were angry because they felt that state government was neglecting infrastructure needs in their rural parts of the state.
If the proposal passes in November, it would still need to be approved by Congress.
Silicon Valley tycoon Tim Draper. But in 2012, he turned his attention to reinventing California.
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