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#Calexit is trending on Twitter after liberal Californians push to leave the US behind


California voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. So this hashtag isn't too surprising.

Riffing off of the Brexit naming formula, some Californians are encouraging secession.

And while Twitter is prone to hyperbole, at least some of these sentiments feel genuine.

#Calexit supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters had a lot in common.

This speaks for itself.

There's  already a website promoting California's secession  in 2019.

A petition filed on Thursday wants Oregon and any other state that wants to join to secede from the United States and form a new country. 

Here's a crucial excerpt:

Section 1 The Governor and Legislature shall actively pursue Oregon’s peaceful secession from the United State of America. They shall seek secession alone or in conjunction with other states and Canadian provinces that seek to form a new nation, including but not limited to California, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska and British Columbia.

Two Portland residents, Christian Trejbal and Jennifer Rollins, filed the petition Thursday morning, the office's website shows. The petitioners' reasoning includes many grievances against the federal government's management of Oregon's resources and concerns but also points to a lack of Oregon's political alignment with the general population in the United States.

There was no specific mention of the election of Donald Trump as a factor, but the filing's timing seems like a good indicator. 

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#Calexit is trending on Twitter after liberal Californians push to leave the US behind

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