California Supreme Court blocks ballot measure to divide state into three

Cal-3 (1)The California Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a proposal to split the state into three from appearing as a ballot measure in November, according to multiple reports.

The proposal, championed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, had gathered at least 600,000 signatures which was enough to earn a spot on the midterm ballot.

The court said that it decided to remove the measure from the ballot “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election,” the court wrote.

If passed, the proposal, known as “Cal-3,” would have divided the state into California, Northern California and Southern California, each with similar populations. …

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Comments

  1. Stanley B. Manley says

    It’s always been a pipe dream anyway.

  2. vistacharlie says

    Harm?? There is harm in letting this state continue dominated by the big cities. At any rate it is not about harm. It is about what the people want and these judges are preventing the voters from deciding. This was a legal ballot measure and the liberal supreme court has struck again. i guess we need federal intervention because of repeated offenses against the CA constitution.

  3. Donald Alvord says

    I’m OK with it as long as the border is south of Marysville and north of Sacramento

  4. The only way California will change is from the outside, not from within.
    Pres. Trump and the Federal powers that exist will surely focus on California in the future. The status quo cannot be allowed to stand. A one party state ruled by Dems is certainly not American and not acceptable, and this experimental demonstration of socialist rule and worse must end. Division is not the answer to this dilemma, but would only compound it by three.

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