As Chris Hedges puts it, “this is the farce of democracy.” As if Washington would ever allow California to abandon ship.
California’s secretary of state gives permission for proponents of “Calexit” to start collecting signatures to initiate a referendum.
A campaign for the state of California to secede from the United States over the election of Donald Trump as president is gaining momentum after supporters were allowed to start collecting signatures for the independence measure to be put to a vote.
California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla gave permission on Thursday for proponents of “Calexit” to start collecting the nearly 600,000 signatures needed to initiate a referendum for exiting the country.
Some 585,407 signatures are required by July 25…
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