There were 419,362 signatures verified by the Secretary of State's Office.
One of the many, many efforts to break up the state of California into smaller, more governable chunks has made it onto the November ballot.
In northernmost parts of California, rebellious souls have been flirting since 1941 with the idea of their own state called "Jefferson" which would mesh with the southern counties of Oregon.More news: American toddlers consume way too much added sugar, says study
And Southern California, moving from Mono County along the state's eastern and southern borders to San Diego, and including Fresno and Kern counties.
But even if the plan is approved at the ballot box, Congress would still have the final say on whether it can go ahead. The next statewide general election is set to take place on November 6.
Draper has said that partitioning California into three states would allow regional communities to make better and more sensible decisions for their citizens to address the state's most pressing issues, including the school systems, high taxes, deteriorating infrastructure and strained government.
Adding the proposal to the ballot is the first in a long number of steps that would be required to actually split the country's largest state.More news: Google will ban inline extensions starting with Chrome 71
Should California divide into three separate states -the southwest coast centered around Los Angeles, the north, and the south- it would be the first time in USA history since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.
It says that the California states will have more of the region's influence within the federal government with more seats in the US Senate. "Splitting California into three new states will triple the amount of special interests, lobbyists, politicians and bureaucracy".
Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, legislators put forth various proposals to split California in half or in thirds but none ever quite gained enough momentum.
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