Officials announce proposal that would establish California as separate nation

Californians who want their state to secede from the USA can now start collecting signatures to place a “Calexit” initiative on the 2018 ballot, after California Secretary of State Alex Padilla cleared the proposed initiative to begin collecting signatures this week.
The initiative maintains that the election “shall constitute a Declaration of Independence from the United States of America” if two key conditions are met: at least 50 percent of registered voters participate and at least 55 percent vote “Yes”.California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla gave permission on Thursday for proponents of “Calexit” to start collecting the almost 600,000 signatures needed to initiate a referendum for exiting the country. Here’s some hopeful news for you: proponents of the so-called “CalExit” are one step closer to seceding California from the United States.For example, Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech this week made clear that California officials will not cooperate with efforts to deport illegal aliens. If approved, it suggests scheduling a vote in March 2019 to ask Americans, “Should California become a free, sovereign and independent country?”.He lost California by more than 4 million votes, fuelling interest in a Calexit a play on the UK’s “Brexit” campaign that saw Britain’s voters decide to leave the European Union. The amendment would remove text both declaring California inseparable from the Union, and respecting the U.S. Constitution as the “supreme law of the land”. So we want to break away from all that and set a new path forward.

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State campaign finance records show that Yes California has opened a fundraising committee but has not reported any contributions.There needs to be 585,407 signatures collected within the next 180 days for it to make the November 2018 ballot, where voters will get to choose if they want to have the opportunity to make the state a nation in its own right.”America already hates California, and America votes on emotions”, he said.Live in California? Stressed out by President Trump’s first week in office? Evans, however, said that final hurdle would not be a problem. While I doubt hed give it much credence, there is reason to think the idea might capture his imagination.