CalExit is resurrected as measure approved for signature gathering

CalExit math still fails to add up.


The last time we checked on #CalExit, the California secession movement, supporters of the #CalExit ballot measure officially ended their efforts.

However, a second #CalExit proposal is moving forward as the state attorney general’s office released an official title and summary for the initiative (“California Autonomy From Federal Government” initiative) and is permitting backers to gather signatures.

The proposal, scaled back from an initially more aggressive version, would direct California’s governor to negotiate more autonomy from the federal government, including potentially putting forward a ballot measure to declare independence.

The initiative wouldn’t necessarily result in California exiting the country, but could allow the state to be a “fully functioning sovereign and autonomous nation” within the U.S.

Backers of the plan, known informally as “Calexit” have 180 days to collect nearly 600,000 valid signatures for the initiative to go on the 2018 ballot.

Even if the backers gather the required number of signatures, the chance of success ismicroscopically small. (Click to Site)


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