SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.
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The court struck venture capitalist Tim Draper's initiative from the ballot in July as part of a legal challenge but didn't rule on the merits of the case. Draper says in a letter dated August 2 and made public Thursday that he won't continue fighting the case to put the measure on a future ballot.
He says the court's decision "has effectively put an end to this movement."
Draper spent more than $1.7 million to get his plan to split California in three on the ballot.
He argues that California's size and political and geographical diversity have made it ungovernable.
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