Tehama County voters OK advisory secession measure

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Updated: 6/10 2:14 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tehama County voters have approved an advisory measure about whether to create a 51st state.

County election results show Measure A winning 56 percent of the vote in the June 3 primary. Only a few hundred ballots remain to be counted, not enough to change the outcome.

Voters in Tehama and Del Norte counties decided identical ballot questions last week about whether to consider creating a new state to be named Jefferson. Del Norte voters rejected the measure, with 59 percent opposed.

Tehama joins four other Northern California counties in which elected officials have voted to join the movement: Glenn, Modoc, Siskiyou and Yuba.

Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters on election night that he would visit counties across the state as he campaigns for re-election, including "the people of Jefferson."

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