Californians look to create six individual states - Getting close to one million signatures already

03/01/2014 - 00:00

By Travis H. Brown -

The California breakup countdown begins. Nineteen and a half weeks. 807,615 signatures. That is the time frame and magic number needed to place Initiative #13-0063 on the November 2014 ballot.

For those who may not be familiar with its formal name, the “Six Californias” Initiative is a combined initiated constitutional amendment and state statute that would divide California into six new states. Sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, the initiative – first announced in December 2013 – was initially viewed as an unrealistic publicity stunt. However, it has continued to garner support, and the California Secretary of State’s office recently gave approval to start collecting the required signatures.