“Billionaire gives up campaign to split California into three states”

Bob Egelko for the SF Chronicle:

The author of the thwarted initiative to split California into three states said Thursday he’s dropping his proposal, while denouncing the state Supreme Court’s decision to remove it from the November ballot.

In a letter to the court, Timothy Draper, a Bay Area venture capitalist, declined the justices’ invitation to present arguments about why his measure meets constitutional standards and should be placed on a future ballot.



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