Just read that Debra Bowen, the California Democrat who is Secretary of State, has rejected the petitions submitted by the group proposing to divide the state of California into 6 new states. Seems like they had a lot of invalid signatures. This must have been a very difficult decision for Ms Bowen since it would have been the last resort to save the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate.
Of course no one has mentioned that if the initiative passed and six new states were created, each new state would get to elect 2 U.S. Senators for a total of 10 more than present California already has. Guess which political party would gain the most new Senators? The same political party that is about to loose control of the U.S. Senate in November.
This almost sounds like an updated version of "Packing the Court" when Democrat Franklin Roosevelt attempted to add additional Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court to gain more favorable rulings. Read about it on Wikipedia - Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_Procedures_Reform_Bill_of_1937
Monday, September 15, 2014
Posted by Oldironsides at 10:00 AM