Group wants to create 'New California' as 51st new state

SAN FRANCISCO -- There's another effort underway to divide California.

It's called "New California" and the founders want to create a 51st state, by separating the rural areas from the coastal cities and Sacramento.

They say California is a failed state and that we've become governed by a tyranny.

On Monday, founders read their own Declaration of Independence.

They say they'll work with the state legislature, who would have to vote to split up the state, before a resolution can be submitted to Congress.
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