Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures

Jun 24, 2014 12:01 PM

Venture capitalist Tim Draper will attempt to collect more than 800,000 valid signatures for a ballot proposal to divide California into six states this weekend.

Draper said the state of California has become ungovernable and can no longer meet the needs of its citizens. He has invested $2 million into his efforts to get California split into six states. Draper said he has support from the Oregon border to San Diego, but the plan has been given almost no chance of success by some experts and ridiculed by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Northern, rural California would become the State of Jefferson

Area from Wine Country and Sacramento to Lake Tahoe would become North California

The State of Silicon Valley would run from San Francisco to Santa Clara County

Much of the state's Central Valley would become Central California

The Los Angeles County basin would be called West California

The area from San Diego to the desert in the east would become South California


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