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Calexit 2018? The Movement Is Beginning



11419595 - highway through california coastThe Sacramento Bee reports that “[b]ackers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking California’s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the [California] secretary of state’s office said Thursday.” Support for this initiative is strong, with one in three Californians saying they are ready to leave the Union. So what is driving the effort at secession? According to yescalifornia, a website organizing the effort to gather signatures, the case for independence is summed up as follows:

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