State of Jefferson brings three more California counties on board

Secession movements

California

CBS News Los Angeles, “Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California,” July 1, 2011, https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/official-calls-for-riverside-12-other-counties-to-secede-from-california/

Jennifer Medina, “California Counties Talk of Cutting Ties to State,” New York Times, July 12, 2011, https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/us/13secession.html

Public CEO, “Modoc County Votes to Join Siskiyou in Secessionist Movement,” September 24, 2013, https://www.publicceo.com/2013/09/breaking-modoc-county-votes-to-join-siskiyou-in-secessionist-movement/

Evan McMurry, “5 far-right groups trying to secede from America,” Salon, October 12, 2013, https://www.salon.com/2013/10/12/five_different_culturally_homogenous_secessionist_movements_partner/

Katie Orr, “The Renewed Effort For The State Of Jefferson,” KPBS, October 28, 2013, https://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/oct/28/renewed-effort-state-jefferson/

Gregory Ferenstein, “Tim Draper Wants To Split California Into Pieces And Turn Silicon Valley Into Its Own State,” TechCrunch, December 19, 2013, https://techcrunch.com/2013/12/19/tim-draper-six-californias-secede-silicon-valley-ballot-initiative/

Jim Miller, “Six Californias initiative fails to make 2016 ballot,” Sacramento Bee, September 12, 2014, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article2609555.html

Alexei Koseff, “State of Jefferson brings three more California counties on board,” Sacramento Bee, January 15, 2015, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article6684729.html

Elizabeth Larson, “Supervisors vote to place State of Jefferson matter on November 2016 ballot,” Lake County News, March 4, 2015, https://www.lakeconews.com/component/content/article/142-local-government/40796-supervisors-vote-to-place-state-of-jefferson-matter-on-november-2016-ballot

Jane Braxton Little, “State of Jefferson proponents again try to persuade Plumas County supervisors,” Sacramento Bee, April 15, 2015, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article18557765.html

Eli Nymeyer, “Another step toward Jefferson: 3-2 vote puts secession on November ballot,” Lake County Record-Bee, March 3, 2015, http://www.record-bee.com/general-news/20150303/another-step-toward-jefferson-3-2-vote-puts-secession-on-november-ballot

Mike Pearl, “Meet the California Separatists Leading a New Movement to Secede from the United States,” Vice, February 17, 2016, https://www.vice.com/en/article/wd7a94/meet-the-californians-inspired-by-scotland-to-pursue-independent-nationhood

Seung Lee, “Calexit? Brexit Buoys California Independence Movement,” Newsweek, June 25, 2016, https://www.newsweek.com/calexit-brexit-buoys-california-independence-movement-474576

Clare Foran, “American Secessionists Dream of Declaring Independence,” Atlantic, July 4, 2016, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/secession-trump-brexit/489689/

Annabelle Timsit, “5 U.S. Independence Movements Inspired by Brexit,” Politico, July 4, 2016, https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/5-us-independence-movements-inspired-by-brexit-214010/

Olivia Solon, “Silicon Valley investors call for California to secede from the US after Trump win,” Guardian, November 9, 2016, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/09/trump-win-california-secede-calexit-silicon-valley

Lenny Mendonca, “California must lead, not secede,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2016, https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/California-must-lead-not-secede-10804752.php

Alexei Koseff, “State of Jefferson supporters plan bill seeking independence from California,” Sacramento Bee, January 6, 2016, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article53355675.html

Lake County News, “State of Jefferson update: Plumas supervisors rescind Jefferson advisory vote resolution,” January 14, 2016, https://www.lakeconews.com/news/142-local-government/44797–state-of-jefferson-update-plumas-supervisors-rescind-jefferson-advisory-vote-resolution

Elizabeth Larson, “State of Jefferson update: Lassen County residents vote down joining Jefferson, supporters plan assembly,” Lake County News, June 13, 2016, https://www.lakeconews.com/component/content/article/142-local-government/46712-state-of-jefferson-update-lassen-county-residents-vote-down-joining-jefferson-supporters-plan-assembly

Sharon Bernstein, “More Californians dreaming of a country without Trump: poll,” Reuters, January 23, 2017, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-california-secession/more-californians-dreaming-of-a-country-without-trump-poll-idUSKBN1572KB

Nicole Sganga, “Cal-exit? Meet the movement for Californian secession,” CBS News, February 20, 2017, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cal-exit-meet-the-movement-for-californian-secession/

Thomas Fuller, “California’s Far North Deplores ‘Tyranny’ of the Urban Majority,” New York Times, July 2, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/02/us/california-far-north-identity-conservative.html

Reuters, “Tech billionaire says his plan to break up California ready for voters,” April 12, 2018, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-partition/tech-billionaire-says-his-plan-to-break-up-california-ready-for-voters-idUSKBN1HJ36D

Andrea Diaz, “3 Californias? The initiative to break up the state may be on the ballot in November,” CNN, April 13, 2018, https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/us/california-closer-to-split-into-three-states-trnd/index.html

Redding Record-Searchlight, “Siskiyou supervisors support withdrawal from California,” Eureka Times-Standard, July 30, 2018, https://www.times-standard.com/2013/09/04/siskiyou-supervisors-support-withdrawal-from-california/

Jason Morash and Jason Morash Lake, “County finds Jefferson proposal lacking,” Lake County Record-Bee, August 23, 2018, https://www.record-bee.com/2015/12/16/county-finds-jefferson-proposal-lacking/

Ryan Sabalow, “Newsom lost big in California’s conservative State of Jefferson. It barely mattered,” Sacramento Bee, September 15, 2021, https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article254263153.html

Hailey Branson-Potts, “In red California, anger over recall blowout. ‘The Democratic Party is the New York Yankees,’” Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-18/rural-red-california-recall-election

Maria L. La Ganga and Anita Chabria, “The Central Valley gives California a recall rarity: a squeaker of a race,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-18/newsom-california-recall-race-tight-fresno-merced

Maddie Capron, “Should Idaho swallow parts of Oregon? Thousands of Oregon voters want it considered,” Sacramento Bee, November 3, 2021, https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article255509141.html

Dani Anguiano, “California county on track to be run by militia-aligned group,” Guardian, February 3, 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/03/california-county-controlled-by-militia-group

Sam Stanton, “Did Russia provide funding and support for booster of California secession movement?” Sacramento Bee, August 1, 2022, https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article264043131.html

Christian Martinez, “Could San Bernardino County secede from California? Voters may have a say in November,” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2022, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-05/san-bernardino-county-secession-california-november-ballot-measure

David Allen, “Support for San Bernardino County secession ‘overwhelming,’ backer says,” San Bernardino Sun, August 10, 2022, https://www.sbsun.com/2022/08/09/support-for-san-bernardino-county-secession-overwhelming-backer-says/



Fig. 1. “Greater Idaho” would include much of the proposed state of Jefferson. Screen capture by the Sacramento Bee published November 3, 2021.[2]

  1. [2]Maddie Capron, “Should Idaho swallow parts of Oregon? Thousands of Oregon voters want it considered,” Sacramento Bee, November 3, 2021, https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article255509141.html

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