Liberals did not react well to Donald Trump’s win last night. Some of them rioted. Others cried. Celebrities vowed to leave the country. And in California, evidently they’re talking about… secession?
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. 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.
And although it hasn’t been that long, the idea is really taking off
Looks like California can legally secede for some reason. Interesting. #Calexit
— David Latchman (@SciWriterDave) November 9, 2016
So #Calexit is a thing right? I am a million times down for that.
— Sam Bell (@sarcasticsoresu) November 9, 2016
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) November 9, 2016
Legally, there’s nothing preventing any state from seceding. In Texas vs. White, the Supreme Court ruled:
When Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.