Splitting California into six separate states won’t do GOP any favor: study
Splitting up California into six separate states, as suggested by venture capitalist Tim Draper, will not bring any significant change in the national political climate, a fresh study found.
Draper has proposed that California should be split into six separate states that would be named Jefferson, Silicon Valley, West California and North California, Central California and South California
Ethan Rarick and Jack Citrin, two political experts at University of California, Berkeley, made an analysis of the state's recent election results, and reached the conclusion that three of the six proposed stated, viz. Silicon Valley, North California and West California would maintain Democratic strongholds.
Central California and Jefferson would gain a slight Republican edge, while South California would become a real political combat zone.
The researchers also estimated that Draper's proposed six-California may finally lead to even more left-leaning states.
Sharing the findings of their study, they wrote, "Given the ever-increasing diversity of the electorate and the GOP's difficulty in wooing Latino voters. Chopping up the state could produce not merely Six Californias, but Six Democratic Californias."
Thus far, two Republican congressmen from California including Rep. John Campbell and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, have openly supported Draper's Six Californias initiative. Draper has already submitted signatures with concerned authorities with a hope that his proposal will secure a place on the 2016 ballot.
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