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The 56 United States of America?

The 56 United States Of America?

Could there be 56 United States of America? That's what one billionaire is pushing for in California.

Timothy Draper says he has the signatures to put that big idea, he calls the "Six Californians," on a ballot. The venture capitalist submitted the first batch of petitions with more than 1 million signatures to election officials, which is more than enough to qualify the measure.

A video on the initiative's website draws out, literally, how things will be split. Draper, who has spent $4.9 million of his own money trying to make this happen, says the Golden State needs a "reboot." He said in a press release that the state is just too big to govern and splitting it would boost the economy and make it easier to govern.

But a poll shows 59% of Californians aren't up for it. Even if does win voters over in 2016, Congress would have to give it the official stamp of approval. Good luck with that.

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gatemaster222 July 16 2014 at 8:23 AM

It would be 55 states not 56.

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pdbliz July 16 2014 at 9:22 AM

After eating my breakfast and drinking my coffee with a touch of rum in it...
I have a idea.....
Let all Democrats move to certains staes..
Let all Republicans move also...

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stephen284 July 16 2014 at 8:30 AM

Apparently they got the idea from Obama and his visit to 57 states.

By the way, Huffpo and AOL can't think logically. Dividing California into 6 states would create 55 states, not 56. California is already a state. Dividing it into six pieces creates five more pieces, not six.

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MARTHA & PERRY July 16 2014 at 9:24 AM

we don't need anymore Pelosi's or boxers or Feinstein's. one California is too much. why don't they just break off into their own country. do us a favor and secede.

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pdbliz July 16 2014 at 8:53 AM

First,,,,I have a better idea,,,
Second,,,Voting now does not mean anything,,,Congress will over ride you if it does not go like they wanted it to.!!! ..

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cplandman July 16 2014 at 9:00 AM

I am tired of the censorship practiced by AOL via the Huff Post. Not enough for them to have your e-mail which can identify you. They want personal info they can give to the regime if you don't agree with the communist/socialist agenda.

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patriot1too July 16 2014 at 11:59 AM

California seems to be no more then a bunch of airhead loopy liberal extremisist. All bad things start in California. Nothing good comes out of that state. Its run by the very worst lawmakers in America. And they keep electing these same know nothing liberals who just keep on destroying the state. Wake up California. Dump the politicaly correct feminist cult member lawmakers and the gender confused nonsense as well as pandering to every criminal illegal immigrant that trots across the border.. Keep your state together and clean up your act. Now go do the right thing.

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Danny July 16 2014 at 9:40 AM

This is a ploy to create more democrat states, that will give them even more destructive big government power. i.e. more democrat senators, congressmen, assemblymen, etc. etc. Sorry, but we don't need 5 more California's that are as screwed up as the 1 now.

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pdbliz July 16 2014 at 9:25 AM


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jchandjd July 16 2014 at 8:19 PM

It is hilarious hearing these "red state" numbskulls talk about the evils of "liberal" California. How many of their states have a budget in the BLACK this year like California does?

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