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While secessionists were previously considered a fringe movement, President-elect Donald Trump has spurred new interest among folks pushing the possibility of California leaving the United States.

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California state legislators spoke out against Trump's election, and stated they were proud that millions of Californians had voted against him.

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Others call the #Calexit movement hypocritical nonsense—states don't just get to walk off when they don't like who the rest of the country elected president. We had a civil war over this, remember?

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But a lot has changed since 1860. California is an economic powerhouse, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar says he wants to help California to secede—and he is willing to fund it. Many other prominent investors say they would join him.

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There are so many legal, economic, and social issues around secession that it's hard to see a path for California to secede. Would nearly 40 million Californians really relinquish their American citizenship?

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