The Great Wall of Trump may be getting a lot longer, as California is swiftly moving toward secession from the United States. Calexit activists are busy gathering the necessary 585,407 signatures to place the issue on a special referendum ballot in 2019.
I have two words for Left Coast leftists who have been severely butt hurt since November 8, 2016…. BEAT IT!
I would love to see California out of the United States. Democrats would never win another presidential election, as California’s 55 electoral votes are all but guaranteed for the Democrat candidate. Neither would the Democrats ever achieve another majority in either the US House or Senate, as taking away California’s nearly 3 to 1 (38-14) Democrat majority in the House would give the Republicans a 254-179 majority. Likewise, the Republican bulge in the Senate would increase by two, going from 52-46 to 52-44, as both of California’s US Senators are Democrats.
So, yes, by all means, California, secede!
As reported by The Hill, Californians who want their state to secede from the United States can now start collecting signatures to put the initiative on the 2018 ballot.
The Yes California Independence Campaign has been around for at least two years, but the election of President Trump only saw increased momentum for the so-called Calexit cause. Trump lost California by more than 4 million votes, fueling interest in a Calexit — a play on the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” campaign that saw that country’s voters decide to leave the European Union.
The California secretary of state’s office announced that the group could begin collecting signatures on Thursday.
The group needs 585,407 signatures from registered voters over the next 180 days to qualify for the ballot.
If the 2018 ballot initiative passes, it would force a 2019 statewide special election asking voters if they want California to become an independent country.
Supporters first proposed a ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in November.
According to a summary prepared by the state attorney general, if the measure got onto the ballot and passed, it would repeal clauses in the California Constitution stating that the state is an “inseparable part of the United States” and that the U.S. Constitution is the “supreme law of the land,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
It’s not clear whether a California secession would be handled by the federal government, even if the state’s voters approved it.