Tim Draper submits signatures to split California in Sacramento
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper has started submitting signatures to the concerned authorities that he garnered in support of his campaign to split California into six separate states.
On Tuesday, Draper submitted a total of 44,000 signatures to the Sacramento County registrar of voters. The signatures are among the 1.3 million signatures that he plans to submit throughout the state this week.
Roger Salazar, a spokesperson for Draper, claimed earlier this week that the `Six Californias' campaign had garnered more than 808,000 signatures that were required to place the proposal on the ballot in November 2016.
Seeking Californian voters' support for his campaign, Draper has been claiming that massive state has become ungovernable and that splitting the state into six separate states would create more responsive, more innovative and more local governments that would be better for all Californians.
After submitting the signatures, Draper said, "We've got all of these constituents, 38 million of us, all trying to talk to the same state. They're hearing noise coming from all different sides. There is not a concentrated effort to get jobs into the Central Valley because there are so many other issues around all of these different people."
As per the proposal, The most populous state of the U. S. would be split into six smaller states, which will be called Jefferson, Silicon Valley, North California, Central California, West California and South California. These smaller states would vary in size, demography as well as income.
If enough signatures are verified, voters would be asked in November 2016 whether California should be divided into six smaller states or not.
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