Venture capitalist Tim Draper said California's population, concentrated in urban and coastal areas, leaves other regions with diverse economies underrepresented in a letter when he submitted the initiative to the state last September.
A weird and controversial plan to split California into three states has qualified for the November ballot, and if approved by the voters would begin the process to permanently change the U.S. Congress.
Meanwhile, Northern California, which would be the richest of the three with a per capita income of around $63,000, would include the Bay Area and the 31 remaining counties north of Sacramento, the current state capital.
Southern California would take in San Diego as well as San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, Mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Kern and Imperial counties.
According to CNN, the initiative claims it can solve California's most pressing issues, including the state's failing school systems, high taxes, deteriorating infrastructure and strained government.
If approved by voters in November, it would still have to be approved by both houses of the state legislature, and then the US Congress.
Constitutional lawyer and professor Jonathan Turley had told CNN that congressional approval is not impossible, but not likely to happen, as Democrats could feel they have too much to lose.
Should California divide into three separate states -the southwest coast centered around Los Angeles, the north, and the south- it would be the first time in U.S. history since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.
When a person or group backing a measure says it has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, those signatures are turned over for verification.
Adding the proposal to the ballot is the first in a long number of steps that would be required to actually split the country's largest state.
Not many Californians are on board thus far, however.
You might have heard the buzz around CalExit - efforts to have California secede from the nation.
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