Is it possible that we could actually see California split up into three separate states?

The ballot initiative calls for three new states, broken along existing county lines:

  • Northern California, stretching across the entire width of what is currently California, including Sacramento and the Bay Area;
  • Southern California, including a small stretch along the coast near San Diego and inland regions spanning the Mojave Desert and most of the San Joaquin Valley;
  • California, a narrow, densely populated stretch of coastal counties, starting from Los Angeles and stretching north to Monterey.

None of the experts believes that this will actually happen, but nobody really thought that “Brexit” would happen either…