SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot.
The court’s ruling states that because there are questions about the proposition’s validity, the potential harm of putting it on the ballot now outweighs concerns about delaying the vote until a future election
Prop 9 qualified for the November ballot last month.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is leading the measure and has said it would be inappropriate for the court to block it from the ballot.
The measure would split the country’s most populous state into three new states of near-equal population: Northern California, California and Southern California.