Author Topic: BREAK UP: will California splinter into 6 states? Voters, congress could soon decide  (Read 528 times)

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There's something here that hasn't been mentioned yet.

The "voluntary partitioning" of existing states could be used strategically to change the political makeup of the U.S. Congress.

Let's take this story out of California as an example.

Suppose Californians did voluntarily agree to create six states out of the California land mass.

That means instead of two Senators representing that area, there would now be TWELVE of them. There might also be one or two more U.S. Representatives, due to how the reps are apportioned in the new states.

Of those twelve Senators, how many would likely be democrats, and how many Republicans? I'd reckon more than half would "lean left", maybe 8, 9, or 10 out of the 12.

Now... if I was a democrat, and I wanted to ensure that the 'rats would have numerical superiority that the Pubbies couldn't challenge, I'd suggest that Massachusetts split into three states, Vermont divide north/south, etc. This would literally invent new democratic Senators "out of the air", and it might even pick up a new democratic Rep or two along the way.

Of course, the Republicans might have to respond in kind, by partitioning Texas, Alaska, Montana, perhaps Utah, etc.

Quite an interesting struggle for power!

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I'm sorry, but 6 Californias?  This guy is just messing with the folks who want to split off the top counties of California.  Splitting the state into two might have a chance - tho' I'd bet on Satan's snowballs first - but into six?  No.


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