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    Split California into six states?

    Yes, this is something actually being proposed:

    Lyles: California solution – Divide by six

    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.
    Dividing 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.

    What do you think? Idiocy, or possibility?
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, this is something actually being proposed:

    Lyles: California solution – Divide by six


    Dividing 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.

    What do you think? Idiocy, or possibility?
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    So does this mean we get to see the New California Republic?

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    Re: Split California into six states?

    If any of the states trend libertarian, I'm moving.
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    6 sounds excessive. Cut it in half and the one side gets stuck with Sacramento.
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    So does this mean we get to see the New California Republic?
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    6 sounds excessive. Cut it in half and the one side gets stuck with Sacramento.
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post

    What do you think? Idiocy, or possibility?
    I vote idiocy.
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    They should split it up. It's far too large and more diverse than just San Fran and LA that seem to dominate the state's politics.
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    Re: Split California into six states?

    tough sell
    creating 10 more senate seats so that 'old California' has 12 senate seats.
    what would stop texas or new york from demanding the same senate considerations?
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