(Splitting California)…Voters will have their say in November.
California Secretary of State says the initiative has qualified for the November Ballot. The initiative calls for California to be split into three separate states; California, Northern California and Southern California. Imperial County would be in the Southern State that includes Fresno down to San Diego. Each of the new states would be different sizes, but with roughly the same populations. The voters will have their say, but that will not the final decision. The initiative would have to be approved by the federal legislature. In 1859 voters agreed to split the state in two. That never happened, however, because congress failed to act on the proposition.