In California began collecting signatures for secession from the United States. This was reported in Twitter of the initiative “Yes California”.
“California attorney General has approved the collection of signatures for #Calexit in 2018,” reads one of the entries.
According to DW, supporters Calexit necessary within 180 days to collect signatures 585 407 people (8% of the state’s population).
If they manage to do it in November 2018 California residents first vote to repeal two provisions of the local Constitution, according to which their state is “an integral part of the United States” and the United States Constitution – the “Supreme law of the land”.
Immediate referendum on secession from the United States may be held in the spring of 2019. For Calexit required turnout of at least half of the voters registered in the state, and a positive response is not less than 55% of participants of plebiscite.
In November 2016, the supporters of independence of California appealed to the local Prosecutor with a proposal to hold a referendum on secession from the United States in 2018.