A 'New California' Movement Wants To Form A 51st State

Katrina Barker
January 18, 2018

Despite California's economic diversity, featuring everything from farming, to entertainment, to tech, the founders of the New California movement believe that the Golden State is lagging behind in economic opportunity, education, and health care.

According to USA Today, the group cited Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution in plans to become a new state - which would require state legislature approval and a resolution in Congress.

The new state, as envisioned, would exclude parts of California along the coastline from Orange County north to Napa County; New California would include all other parts of California, including San Diego County, leaving the coastal stretch as California.

However, the movement is not calling to leave the U.S.

"Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time".

It's true. A group named "New California" declared its independence from California on Monday.

"High taxes, education, you name it, and we're rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California", Preston told KOVR. They read their own Declaration of Independence this week.

The state the group wants to create would be made up of several different counties spread over the northern area of the current state of California.

But in the unlikely event that California's legislature ever approved the separation; the national Democrat Party would never let it get through Congress. Democrats will never surrender 55 sure Electoral votes. Their area, which is predominately conservative and Republican, wants to separate from the other areas that are predominately brown and liberal.

"New California" would govern itself and consist mainly of rural counties, CBS News reported.

Past proposals include an effort to create six states and one to combine parts of California and OR to make the state of Jefferson.

The founders of New California say it would become the sixth largest state and have an estimated 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives.

Texas could also divide itself into multiple states, and it often sees proposals to do so, but they have always failed.

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