Supporters of a would-be secession from California met in Placer County Thursday evening to discuss the State of Jefferson.
What started as just a handful of people grew to a packed room by the time the meeting started.
Residents from Tehama, Yuba and Placer counties filled the room. Many wearing Tea Party shirts and decked out in red, white and blue.
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The meeting started out with Mark Baird, the spokesman from the State of Jefferson movement.
“This can be done, it’s legal, it’s moral, and it’s ethical,” Baird said.
The State of Jefferson would also include several southern Oregon counties.
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A similar effort, by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is underway to split California into six states. Tim Draper’s plan also includes the State of Jefferson, though the layout is a little different. Click here to learn more about Draper’s initiative.