The Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0, with one supervisor absent to look into secession. They join Siskiyou County, in looking into forming a new state they plan to name Jefferson. Their goal is to attract 10 to 12 counties to join them in their quest.
Board Chairman Geri Byrne explained why he put the measure on the agenda, “I put the measure on the agenda because I heard from a number of people in my district that wanted to do such. We’re not saying we’re seceding today, we’re saying let’s look into it.”