More United States?

A proposed initiative to split California into six states may make it to the ballot for 2016 voters.

Originally proposed by billionaire Tim Draper, the initiative may be in front of voters in two years, despite its rather recent start in December 2013.

If passed, the next step would be for the US Congress. They would be charged with admitting the new states — Central California, Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, South California, West California — to the union as allowed under the US Constitution.

Similar state-splitting efforts are under way in Colorado, where Northern Colorado is seeking to break off several Colorado counties, potentially join with Kansas counties, and form North Colorado.


Issue date: July 18–31, 2014

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