The "Yes California" campaign is backing an independence referendum in support of a constitutional exit of the state from the US. In the wake of 60% of the state's voters supporting the presidential loser, Hillary Clinton, the movement is getting renewed interest.
"As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland. Point-by-point, California compares and competes with countries, not just the 49 other states," the campaign's website said.
The #calexit name stems from the successful "brexit" campaign in Britain to leave the European Union.
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A few questions come to my mind.
1. Did Britain set a dangerous precedent for the rest of the world? 2. Is it democratic from the people, to protest an election result? 3. How does it impact US' economy, if California becomes a separate nation?