Californians are calling for a ‘Calexit’ from the US, by Melia Robinson.
A fringe political group in California wants to opt out of a Donald Trump presidency by leaving the union.
The Yes California Independence Campaign aims to put a referendum on a 2018 ballot that, if passed, would make California an independent country. …
“As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland. Point by point, California compares and competes with countries, not just the 49 other states,” Yes California wrote in a statement. …
There is no clear path for how California might appeal to the federal government so that it may leave. The US Constitution lays out procedures for how a new state may enter the union, but there are no pre-existing protocols for a nation to exit.
California voted for Clinton in large numbers, and is the most left leaning state in the US. California is sometimes referred to in red-states of the US as “the left coast”.
Comments Pillage Idiot on Twitter:
CALIFORNIA: We want to secede.
US: Fine with us. Rejoin Mexico.
CALIFORNIA: Uh, no.