Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, has proposed splitting California into six separate states. Shockingly, the Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, has given him the go ahead to start collecting the signatures needed for his petition.
Draper explained that he was filing the petition because recent social and economic changes have made California "nearly ungovernable.”
According to ABC News, California would be split into six regions:
San Diego and Orange County would make up “South California.” “West California” would include Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, while Bakersfield, Fresno and Stockton would make up the larger “Central California.” San Francisco and San Jose would be in the new “Silicon Valley.” “North California” would include the Sacramento area, and “Jefferson” would be home to the Redding and Eureka areas.
Draper told ABC News that because of all the social issues and stances from one end of the spectrum to the other in different regions, this would allow Californians to be "closer to their state governments" and provide the regions a "refresh."
For Draper’s plan to succeed, he needs 807,615 signatures from registered voters by July 18, 2014.
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