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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @02:55AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @02:55AM (#432239)

    > Californians have been pouring into Texas, Oregon, Colorado and Washington. So much so that it's a pain in the ass.

    A couple of years ago I met a sharp, middle-aged doctor who had just moved to Buffalo, NY from Southern California. One major reason for his move was that the health care system in CA was dysfunctional (his words). His job satisfaction out west was very low--always fighting the system so that he could actually deliver some care to his patients.

    And we've got plenty of water too.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @10:49PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @10:49PM (#432636)

    I hear that some it is even in liquid form.

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