Should America Be Split In Half?
Voters in California could decide in November to split into three separate states. More than 400,000 people signed a petition to put the proposal on the ballot. It’s is the brain child of billionaire and venture capitalist Timothy Draper. He’s pushed this idea for years.
Draper says California is too big and too diverse to govern the way it is now.
If passed, the state would split into:
Northern California, which would include San Francisco and the state’s wine country.
Los Angeles and the six surrounding counties would remain California.
Southern California would include San Diego and Orange County.
Each new state would have the same population.