- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Two counties in California have voted to secede from the state and create the State of Jefferson, the 51st of the United States of America.

The Modoc County Board of Supervisors was the latest, The Daily Caller reported. The community joins Siskiyou County in seeking secession. Both are located in the northern region of the state.

Modoc’s chairman, Geri Byrne, said a number of people in the community had asked for the matter to be placed on the supervisors’ agenda.

“We’re not saying we’re seceding today,” the chairman said in The Daily Caller. “We’re saying let’s look into it.”

Meanwhile, Siskiyou officials said they welcomed the show of support.

“Modoc County has validated our belief that the current state of California is ungovernable and its policies are unrepresentative of the needs and values of Northern California communities,” said Siskiyou Supervisor Marcia Armstrong in the report.

Ms. Armstrong also said politicians in California aren’t being responsive to the needs of voters in the northern part of the state.



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