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California Supreme Court pulls measure that would divide state in 3 from November ballot

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 16:34:33-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot.

Backers of CAL 3 said last month they collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's Office, surpassing the 365,000 required by law to qualify for the ballot.

CAL 3 is led by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

The proposal calls for three states to be formed:

Northern California, roughly the Bay Area to the Oregon border; California, which would include six coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Benito and Ventura; and Southern California, which would go from Fresno to San Diego, excluding those six coastal counties.

Click here to see a map of how California would be split under CAL 3.