Six Californias – What Would It Mean Politically?

Ethan Rarick and Jack Citrin
Ethan Rarick is the Director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at the University of California, Berkeley. Jack Citrin is the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

We will say right up front that we believe there is no chance California will be allowed to subdivide itself into six states, a question that has submitted signatures in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 ballot. As we have explained elsewhere, we believe Congress would never approve such a plan, because it would dilute […]

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