For years now, residents of California have been trying to split the state in half by creating New California. It hasn't gone as well as they have hoped for, but they're not giving up and progress is still being made.
Well, you will not believe what just happened in the latest chapter of the push to create the new state. They have basically said "screw our current government," and appointed their own officials.
“We the People of the State of California by their Delegates assembled do ordain as follows:
A Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State for the State of California shall be appointed by this body to discharge the duties and exercise the powers which pertain to their respective offices by the existing laws of the State under the Constitution of 1849/50 as approved by the United States Congress at the time of statehood, and to continue in office for six months, or until their successors be elected and qualified. The General Assembly is required to provide by law for an election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor by the people as soon as in their judgment such election can be properly held.”
Ordinance - Reorganization ... by Jim Hoft
In order for a new state to be created, there are a few steps that need to be followed. First, an application needs to be submitted to Congress. This application needs to be approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Once the application is approved, a presidential proclamation is issued and the new state is officially recognized by the United States government.
There are many reasons why California should be split into two states. The first reason is that California is too large and populated to be governed effectively as one state. There are 38 million people living in California, which is more than twice the population of the second largest state, Texas.
This large population leads to many problems, such as overcrowding, high taxes, and crime. Splitting the state into two would make it easier for each state to govern its own people effectively.
The second reason is that there are significant differences between different parts of the state. Some areas are unforgivingly liberal while the rest of the state holds to conservative values. These differences lead to tension between the two regions of the state. Splitting the state into two would allow each region to govern according to its own values and beliefs.
The process of creating a new state is a long and complicated one, but it looks like New California is one step closer to becoming America’s 51st state. This has been a long time coming and many people are excited for the change.
I think that it would be a good thing for them to become a new state, especially because it would take away some of the strength that California has in elections.