Skip to comments.Californians might vote in 2018 on taking steps toward secession in a 'Calexit'
Posted on 11/22/2016 8:04:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
In 2018, the issue of whether California should secede from the union could come to a head.
Yes California Independence Campaign, a fringe political group that calls for the state to become an independent nation, filed a proposed ballot measure with the Attorney General's Office on November 21, The Sacramento Bee reports.
If it garners the half a million signatures required to appear on the 2018 gubernatorial ballot, the measure would strike language from the state constitution that would help clear a path to secession.
Still, a state holds no right to secede under federal law. Californians would need to pass an amendment to the US Constitution, which requires the blessings of the other 49 states.
The measure would also survey voters on whether a "Calexit" is something that interests them. If a clear majority declares their support for a Brexit-style departure, the state would hold a special election in March 2019 asking voters again if they want California to secede.
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Louis Marinelli, president of Yes California, described the plans as a "double opt-in" process.
Far-fetched as it may sound, Calexit started gathering steam as Californians came to terms with a Donald Trump presidency on November 9. The campaign became a nationwide social media trend in a matter of hours, but has since fizzled.
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Let the Nuts go ! They suck up tons of Federal Dollars and pose a huge risk from Earthquakes, Fires and Drought.
Trump wins the popular vote!
One step closer to mexifornia. Population-wise they are already there.
Absent from all of this are the sections of California who want to secede from the whackos. I am all for isolating the nuts into their own hellhole, but terms of citizenship should be not being able to move out!
“Still, a state holds no right to secede under federal law.”
Still, I say we let them do it. If California secedes, the left would be a permanent minority in the rest of the country, and the moochers would probably be streaming to emigrate to California, ruining their economy and making ours stronger.
Of course it will never happen. California is already bankrupt even with federal assistance, they would be completely defunct if they had to try and stand on their own.
Cool, let them go, and then let the eastern part of the DPRC secede and rejoin the US.
Liberals in the rest of the country will rally to stop this. Without California, there is no way they could ever win a national election.
Different source with over 100 comments if anyone wants to review them
Calexit: Leftists File Papers to Secede, Form New Confederacy(bye felicia)
“Emperor Norton” reborn!!!
More lunacy from the land of Oz (frrriscoooooo = emerald city)
If Texas tried it......
The deserts will bloom with all the diverted water.
So, we just move the wall a little farther inland? No prob.
Awesome news. Trumps wall can keep out the left wing kooks from california too. Everyone in Texas that was born in California would be deported as an illegal alien, that would be nice.
The “red” counties in the north would then secede from the new country of California and form the state of Jefferson. There’s stuff out there to make California up to six states.
to this I would say - you are free to leave this country with your personal shit.
But California is, and always will be OURS!
Yeah right!...The damn democrats in this f’ing state are way to dependent on federal dollars. The stupid idiots in Sacramento can’t find their own asses with both hands. How in hell could they pull this off is a wet dream. Just another collection of sore loser liberals in their drama queen mode.
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