Northern California Counties Vote to Secede from California, Form New State Called 'Jefferson'Submitted by MrDrawingguy on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 18:10
California is a geographically massive state. Stretching from the southern border of the United States all the way up the west coast to Oregon, state officials are tasked with finding compromise between communities facing drastically different circumstances. The state struggles to keep its budget under control, and intense regulations have proven frustrating for residents in northernmost counties.
As a result, a secessionist movement has emerged, leading two counties, Siskiyou and Modoc, to formally vote in favor of beginning the process. Officials are hoping that 12 counties will join the effort and form a new state called “Jefferson.”