A second Northern California county has voted to secede from the state after Modoc County supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of secession. The vote on Friday comes just weeks after neighboring Siskiyou County voted for secession, according to the Record Searchlight of Redding.
The goal is to form a separate state called Jefferson that would also include parts of Southern Oregon. A group spearheading the secession effort said the goal is to get a dozen counties to commit before asking California’s legislators to allow the formation of a new state.
“California is essentially ungovernable in its present size,” Mark Baird, a spokesman for the Jefferson Declaration Committee, said. “We lack the representation to address the problems that affect the North State.”
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