Great state of 'Jefferson'? California voters ponder new state

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State Of Jefferson secession movement in Oregon and California
Professor Peter Laufer at the University of Oregon just released a book on the subject, "The Elusive State of Jefferson."

Laufer said the 51st state will always be a pipe dream - but one some genuinely believe in.

"There are plenty of people I've talked with throughout the region both in Oregon and California who insist it's not just a possibility, it's going to happen," Laufer said. "It's only a matter of time."