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#Calexit: California want to leave the US after Donald Trump’s election win (excerpt): Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

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#Calexit: California want to leave the US after Donald Trump’s election win (excerpt)

Ashitha Nagesh for Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 9:13 am

If you’ve looked at the electoral results map, you’ll notice there’s a bit of a stark difference between the red and the blue bits.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  British newspapers show U.S. Republican candidate and President Elect Donald Trump on their front pages the day after Trump was announced the winner in U.S. presidential elections on November 9, 2016 in London, England. The American public have voted for the Republican candidate Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.  After 46 of the 50 States declared he had 278 of the 538 electoral college votes and Hillary Clinton conceded defeat in a telephone call. British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Trump releasing a statement promising to work with him to build on the special relationship between the UK and the USA.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)How newspapers around the world reacted to Donald Trump's election win
That massive blue block on the left – encompassing California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington state – stands out quite a bit against all of the red.
So it may not be a huge surprise that people living in that Democrat-voting block are now looking at other options – specifically, secession.
Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory was first announced, #Calexit has been trending on Twitter, with distraught Californians looking to form their own state.

California could head off (Picture: Getty/Metro/Mylo)
California could head off (Picture: Getty/Metro/Mylo)

And although it hasn’t been that long, the idea is really taking off ...

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