This post originally appeared at Fellowship of the Minds
A proposal to split California into three states will be on the ballot this November.
Backers of CAL 3, led by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s Office, surpassing the 365,000 required by law to qualify for the ballot.
The proposal is to split California into these three new states:
- Northern California
- Southern California
Conservatives should vote “No” for this reason: Instead of giving Conservatives a voice in state government, CAL 3 will make things worse because the way the proposed state lines are drawn will create two, if not three, Democrat-dominant states.
As things are today, California’s one-party Democrat government is the result of the state’s pattern of population distribution, wherein heavily-populated “liberal” metropolitan cities on the coast determine the outcome of elections. Instead of creating a new state of those “liberal” coastal cities, CAL 3 distributes the “liberal” cities to each of the three new states, thereby ensuring that they will dominate election outcomes in the new states.
Here’s the map of the proposed CAL 3:
- Northern California will contain these big cities:
- San Francisco: the 13th most populous city in the U.S., with a population of 884,363 in 2017.
- San Jose: the 10th most populous city in the U.S., with a population of 1,035,317 in 2017.
- Sacramento: the state capital; 35th largest city in the U.S., with a population of 501,334 in 2018.
- California will contain these big cities:
- Los Angeles: the 2nd largest city in the U.S. (after New York), with a population estimated at 3.98 million.
- Santa Barbara: with a population of 91,196 in 2014.
- Long Beach: the 39th largest city in the U.S., with a population of 462,257 in 2010.
- Southern California will contain these big cities:
- San Diego: the 8th largest city in the U.S., with a population of 1,419,516 in 2017.
- Anaheim: the 10th largest city in California, with a population of 336,265 in 2010.
In the 2016 presidential election, California voted:
- Hillary Clinton: 61.6%
- Donald Trump: 32.8%
Here’s a map of how California voted in the 2016 presidential election
Now let’s compare California’s 2016 election results map with a map of CAL 3:
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To conclude, the proposed CAL 3 will only split “liberal” California into three “liberal” states.