(National Sentinel)Â California Schemin’: The breakup of California into three enclaves has moved one step closer after billionaire Tim Draper has secured enough petition signatures to move the issue to a ballot.
As reported by the UK’sÂ Telegraph, Draper — who made his fortune via Hotmail and Skype, has obtained 600,000 signatures, or nearly double the required 340,000 to put issues in the state to a vote.
The Telegraph noted further:
Those who want to break up California believe it would boost educational standards and reduce the political power of Sacramento, the stateâ€™s capital.Â
Providing the state authorities agree the signatures are genuine a referendum on the issue will be held this November alongside other mid-term elections.Â
Draper has met with Britain’s Nigel Farage, who — along with Arron Banks — led the “Brexit” movement. Draper and Farage are said to have met just weeks before the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, when 51.9 percent of Brits voted to leave the European Union.
MRCTV noted further:
According to Draper, the state will be divided into a northern section, which would contain Sacramento and San Francisco, a coastal region that will house Los Angeles, and finally a southern third that will contain San Diego.Â
CAPS (Californians For Population Stabilization) posted a photo on Twitter showing what the new trio of states would look like if the initiative were to pass in a vote.Â
— CAPS (@Crowdifornia) August 30, 2017
The Washington Examiner noted that if the plan is approved by voters, it would still need to be okayed by Congress.
The U.S. Constitution is clear on the process of admitting new states and dividing existing ones.
Article IV, Section 3 says: “New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.”