Yes, this is something actually being proposed:
Lyles: California solution – Divide by sixDividing California would affect the entire nation. For one thing, there would be 110 senators. For another, some of the new states would be red states, as SF would no longer dominate the politics of the entire state. Had the state been split before the last election, Obama would not have had all of the electors of the State of California, and Romney could well be the president today.Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley investor, announced in December that he is sponsoring a new initiative to split California into six states. The plan is actually brilliant and deserves everyone’s support. The most important outcomes of the plan are that it will get rid of big government at the state level for Californians, while giving each of us better representation in Washington. This in turn gives us more leverage to solve problems at the federal level.
What do you think? Idiocy, or possibility?