Tehama County voters support State of Jefferson

Jun 4, 2014 1:17 PM

Tehama County voters approved Measure A Tuesday night, calling for their board of supervisors to join an effort to form the breakaway state of Jefferson.

The measure was approved with nearly 56 percent of voters in favor, compared to 44 percent voting against the measure.

Two other Northern California counties had similar measures, but neither passed

In Del Norte County voters rejected the secessionist measure in unofficial returns Tuesday. A similar but unrelated question on the ballot in Siskiyou County, to rename it the Republic of Jefferson, failed with only 44 percent of voters in favor.

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