The initiative proposes a central state consisting of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties; a southern state made up of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera and Mono counties; and the 40 remaining counties grouped into a northern state.
Draper, who initially in 2014 and 2016 unsuccessful in his own attempts to win approval for a ballot initiative to split the nation into six sections, stated at a news release Thursday he meant to submit the ribbons using Secretary of State Alex Padilla's workplace weekly.
On "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Draper said the "CAL 3" proposal would give citizens better representation through three smaller state governments.
Should there be three Californias instead of just one?
By Californian law, 365,880 signatures were required to qualify the initiative for a vote.
Splitting California into three states would require congressional approval.
The question was never put on the ballot because it failed to gain enough signatures.
A new state, 'New California, ' would encompass the rural areas.
They said they are motivated by what they call 'a decline in essential basic services such as education, law enforcement, fire protection, transportation, housing, health care, taxation, voter rights, banking, state pension systems, prisons, state parks, water resource management, home ownership and infrastructure'.
CAL 3 is not a pro-secession movement.
Steven Maviglio, a longtime Democratic Party political consultant who helped lead the effort to oppose Draper's 2014 effort to split California into six states, said there is no formal CAL 3 opposition group yet, though he and other critics have discussed it.
To go in to effect, California would first must certify 585,400 of those signatures that Draper has gathered, and Republicans in November would have to go on the step.