September 26, 2013 11:44 pm -

First, Siskiyu County voted to secede from the union and to call itself “Jefferson.”  Now, the Modoc County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-0 to follow suit.

“California is essentially ungovernable in its present size,” spokesperson for the Jefferson Declaration Committee Mark Baird said, according to the Redding-Record Searchlight. “We lack the representation to address the problems that affect the North State.” One secession supporter said the state has “turned us into a Third World country.”

Because Siskiyou County has a population of 45,000, and Modoc only 9,700, they are looking elsewhere for support. “We’re looking for 12 counties, though we can certainly do it with less,” Baird said.