A state of Northern California would include almost the entire upper half of the state, including San Francisco;
Inclusion of SF means two Democratic Senators and all-Democrat House representatives.
a Southern California would contain most of the rest.
"Most of the rest" - if this includes San Diego, this is likely to be two Democratic Senators and mostly Democratic House representatives.
A third state, called simply California, would fold in Los Angeles and extend up the coast to Monterey.
If it includes Los Angeles, this is another two Democratic Senators and overwhelmingly Democratic House representatives.
This idea is only good if it gives a true voice to the people of inland California, who are as red as those of Texas. Forcing these people into groupings with either San Francisco or Los Angeles will keep these people unrepresented and will hand Senate and House control over to the Democrats. The new states described in this article would be a disaster which would lock the Democrats into control over Congress.
The partition needs to put SF, Los Angeles and San Diego in a single Coastal California state, put Northern California (north of SF in a single state), and put the interior in a Central California state. Otherwise, this is a wish list for Democrats.
This idea is only good if it gives a true voice to the people of inland California, who are as red as those of Texas.
Maybe a little exaggeration there? The most Republican counties are those with the fewest people. And most of the counties Trump carried didn't have anything like the margins he had in rural Texas.
But California isn't going to be cut up unless somebody can find two new Republican states somewhere. Even then, DC and PR are at the front of the line for new Democrat states.
FWIW: Somebody's idea of the nine regions of California.
posted on 09/04/2017 11:15:27 AM PDT
As a ‘Northern Inland’ Californian your analysis is
spot on. You must either be one of us or you are
far more perceptive than the typical dolt from
elsewhere who post drivel as opposed to asking us
locals what we think. Imagine what it must be like
to sit in a room full of people who are all talking
about you but not knowing or caring what you might
have to say.
posted on 09/04/2017 10:27:16 PM PDT
(NorCal red turf)
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