San Bernardino may WANT out, but it’s not that simple.

San Bernardino County supervisors said that they plan to do it, and Wednesday night by unanimous vote during a special meeting they approved a November ballot measure asking residence if the county should split from California and begin the process of becoming the nation’s 51st state. Supervisors say there is broad support for the idea in the county. You don’t get to just say, “hey, we want to be a state.” They may want to read the Constitution:
Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution states:
“New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.”
“The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.”