Now we know a lot of this is race based but you will find no mention of race and demography on their website despite the fact that Southern California is mostly urban, liberal, and Hispanic and Northern California is white, conservative, and rural. Check it out yourself. Here is the website;
Is it not curious that Thomas Jefferson envisioned a Pacific Republic that would be a free nation allied with the United States and a major trade partner because he thought a nation stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific would too unwieldy and diverse to be governed effectively and hence would be a threat to freedom. And remember in Jefferson's day diversity meant different occupations and social status among whites and did not mean multiracial diversity! Add multiracial diversity to the mix and it does indeed become ungovernable!