Saturday, October 1

San Bernardino County supervisors approve potential secession measure

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Voters in California’s largest county by land size will decide in November if they want the county to possibly explore breaking off or seceding from the state as one of many potential options to “obtain the county’s fair share of state funding.”

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the advisory measure unanimously last week.

With roughly 2.18 million residents, San Bernardino County has the fifth highest population in California. The county’s population is roughly equal to New Mexico’s and larger than 14 other states and the District of Columbia, according to census data. It shares a border with Nevada to the east and Los Angeles and Orange Counties to the west.

The county is also the largest in the contiguous United States with 20,068 square miles and could fit New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island within its borders.

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