Voters will decide if state should be split into 3

Voters will decide if state should be split into 3 (Photo courtesy

Billionaire Tim Draper's initiative to split California into three different states has qualified for the November ballot.

If voters pass it, it would still need congressional approval.

While approval is not impossible, many believe it's doubtful.

Draper's plan would divide the state into 3 parts: Northern California, California, and Southern California.

NorCal would be made of of 40 counties starting to the south with Merced County and would include the San Francisco Bay area, Santa Cruz, Mariposa with Yosemite National Park, and more.

Much of the Central Valley would be included in the SoCal state including Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Tulare.

The new California would include Los Angeles, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

This is Draper's second attempt to split the state; the previous attempt for a 6-way split failed to pass.

There have been many other attempts by others and all have failed.

The Secretary of State will need to certify the initiative as qualified for the November ballot on June 28th.

There is also another effort called Calexit under way that would make California an independent country.

Click here to learn more about Cal 3.

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