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Drive for California secession gets bump from Trump election – San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — A little-noticed group that has tried for two years to build momentum for the idea that California would be better off if it seceded from the United States attracted sudden and intense interest this week following Donald Trump’s election victory.

Yes California seeks to place a referendum on the statewide 2019 ballot asking voters if the state should exit the union. Following Trump’s election, the group said 11,000 emails flooded into the organization from Californians dreading the future.

And although constitutional experts say it’s virtually impossible for the Golden State to break away, plenty of Californians are relishing the idea and touting it as #Calexit on social media.

And some are serious.

Shortly before Trump’s victory was official, Silicon Valley investors began tweeting about putting their money to work to finance California’s divorce.

Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar wrote a series of tweets that began with: “If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.”…

Source: Drive for California secession gets bump from Trump election – San Francisco Chronicle