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Six Californias is a proposed initiative to split the U.S. state of California into six states. It is proposed as a California ballot measure for the 2014 or 2016 state elections. Tim Draper launched the measure in December 2013. If the measure passes, then consent would be given to the U.S. Congress to admit the new states to the union per Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, provided the U.S. Congress approves the division first
These above are the nine economic regions of California, yet the state is more than the sum of its county borders or any geographic contiguity.

This is a more logical division of California http://3cals.phrelin.com/ as three states closer to bio-regional governance and unlike the last of many attempts to divide the state with the continuing GOP obsession of a state of Jefferson as its Holy Grail as well as the concentration of various land and resource interests including more micro-gerrymandering or in another era an Apartheid solution to California governance.

In early 2009, former State Assemblyman Bill Maze began lobbying to split thirteen coastal counties, which usually vote Democratic, into a separate state to be known as either "Coastal California" or "Western California." Maze's primary reason for wanting to split the state was because of how "conservatives don't have a voice" and how Los Angeles and San Francisco "control the state." The counties that would make up the new state would be Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties (San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties vote Republican more often than Democratic but are included for geographic contiguity).
But why now and why bother? Surely the Republic Party is not a Virginia Woolf feminist party seeking a room of one's own nor should it ever be the party of Lebensraum, although Tim Draper does resemble the younger Robert Preston and he only needs to sell Californians seventy more instruments of venture capital vaporware

                     

The continuing stupidity of national GOP secessionist thought lacking real revolutionary critical mass continues in California as an appeal to LoFo 'baggers when no one can calculate how much such partitioning will cost aside from its obvious representational agendas. Imagine five more tax codes, border agricultural checking systems, or DMVs inflicted on their respective California Boodle Bags.


Originally posted to eState4Column5©2013 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 02:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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