Come November, California might be voting to split up into three separate states. If successful, here is how I see things shaking out.
Northern CA: The dirt people east of HWY 101 will be dominated by the cloud people in the Bay Area just like they’re currently being dominated so same as it ever was with San Francisco getting to send two Marxist Senators to Washington DC.
California: Might as well just name it Los Angeles. Water flows to money, so if you are a farmer in Ventura or SLO counties, good luck. And yes, Los Angeles will be sending two Sandinistas to the Senate in DC also.
Southern CA: By God this just might work! The big question: Are there enough conservatives left in San Diego and Orange counties to make this region a viable alternative to the status quo?Nationally the impact would be close but I imagine yet another Socialist Dem or RINO Senator would be sent back to DC counterbalanced by a bona fide Republican.
So the end result would not solve any of California’s current problems but rather (best case scenario) double them!
Rural, ag based economies will still be trodden over by urban interests with their overwhelming voter majorities.
I’ve lived in California all my life and have worked all up and down the Late Great Golden State. I know the people and the lay of the land and I feel a two state solution would serve the people and the nation far better. By slightly modifying the same map, nudging the blue up the coast to San Francisco…viola Aztlán! Then we simply unify NoCal and SoCal.
Oh sure Marin County would howl… and we would probably have to frog march all the unionized State employees in Sacramento over the border into Contra Costa County but this would work.
It would work because Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield combined with dozens of smaller cities north of the Grapevine would have enough voter clout to compete with Orange and San Diego counties. It would work because San Diego County still values drinking water above gaia worship.