The ballot initiative that would have divided California into three separate states, and create an additional four Senate seats under a modified US state map over the long term, will not be voted upon. Though the initiative qualified for the ballot in terms of recognized petition signatures, the California State Supreme Court late this week ruled the initiative question unconstitutional. Therefore, the proposition dies before voters have their say.
The initiative would have been non-binding, anyway. Congress would have to approve any type of change in state boundaries, or any measure that creates new federal governmental entities.
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