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posted by martyb on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-can-go-your-own-way-♩♫♩♫ dept.

Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

"We're doing it now because of all of the overwhelming attention," Evans said.

The Yes California group has been around for more than two years, Evans said. It is based around California taxpayers paying more money to the federal government than the state receives in spending, that Californians are culturally different from the rest of the country, and that national media and organizations routinely criticize Californians for being out of step with the rest of the U.S. 

Could California go it alone?


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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:24PM (#432030)

    I say round these people up and force them out of California. These idiots don't speak for Californians, they are the Silicon Valley shills that think their shit don't stink. And, I voted Trump.

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  • (Score: 2) by PinkyGigglebrain on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:53PM

    by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:53PM (#432049)

    "I say round these people up and force them out of California. These idiots don't speak for Californians, they are the Silicon Valley shills that think their shit don't stink."

    So you are advocating censoring someones free speech because you don't agree with what they are saying? They may be idiot shills but last I checked Cali hasn't overturned the 1st Amendment. Yet.

    " And, I voted Trump."

    Given that you posted as AC you must not be too proud of that.

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    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:00PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:00PM (#432054)

      Yeah, calls for death, internment, or some other type of physical violence always seem to come from these conservative types. The irony is totally lost on them, they're too busy getting their rage fix to see that their enemy is not who they think it is.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @06:50PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @06:50PM (#432507)

        and sometimes you are just being a Gigantopuss, as we are not being super serious...