|Insurgency wants to break away from liberal portions of California and Oregon.|
Right wing extremism fuels this petition to split from the state of California.
California in the Electoral College carries 55 electoral votes (53 Representatives and 2 Senators) and heavily favors the Democrats in national elections. Not since George H.W. Bush, has California went to the Republicans.
Republicans and their conservative agitators have fumed up over California governor Jerry Brown and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and their influence on the state.
Some have called for a separation of California and Oregon to form the 51st state. They want to form the state of Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson was the writer of the Declaration of Independence, a state lawmaker, the governor of Virginia, the second U.S. Vice President, the third U.S. President, a Secretary of State, an ambassador to France, a slave owner and an adultery advocate. He's still one of the greatest presidents.
Conservatives love to use the Constitution only when it applies to them only.
Conservative activist Tim Draper introduced a separate proposal called Six Californias, which if approved would divide the state into six new states, including Jefferson in the extreme north. This version of Jefferson comprises 13 California counties: Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Mendocino, Glenn, Butte, and Lake; but no territory from Oregon.