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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: 4, Funny) by mhajicek on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:12PM

    by mhajicek (51) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:12PM (#432158)

    Let them go, let them destroy all their guns, then we can just re-conquer them to be a non-voting protectorate.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by aristarchus on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:37PM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:37PM (#432178) Journal

    Never read Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, published in 1975?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @05:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @05:30PM (#432470)

    we'd have to throw a few million in floating reeducation camps and give them a push out to sea.