"New California", is a campaign group calling for the Pacific sea state, which it describes as "ungovernable" to be split into two to make it more manageable.
In rhetorical terms, the New California plan is a call to "the Duty of the People who are suffering the long train of abuses and usurpations at the hands of a tyrannical government". Such being the case, they declare that they want to secede from the state and form a new one.
The campaigners have also created their own website, in which they say they want a low-tax utopia, an education system which prioritises proficiency in English, and return to traditional industries such as timbering.
"New California" proponents will eventually need to get approval from the state legislature, and then from the U.S. Congress, according to Preston.
Meanwhile, super rich guy Tim Draper was cleared by the Office of the California Secretary of State back in October to begin collecting signatures for a different proposal, which would divvy up the most populous state in the union into three sections.
The group is organized into committees and county representatives and predicts it will take 10 to 18 months before they can fully work with the state legislature, CBC reported. The most recent attempts, dubbed "CalExit" after Britain's so-called "Brexit" movement, fizzled out during signature-gathering efforts to place the proposals on the ballot. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and other cities along the coast would be separate from the rest of California. Five years after the state was ratified by the USA, a group of Southern Californians tried to carve the state into three parts unsuccessfully. "After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono party politics the State of California and many of (its) 58 Counties have become ungovernable". It would be called New California, and it wouldn't be liberal-friendly. And, as Hillary Clinton found out to her chagrin, western Pennsylvania votes much like Alabama.