#Calexit: Angry Californians Want to Secede From U.S. Following Donald Trump's Election Win

Many angry Californians expressed their interest in seceding from the United States following Donald Trump’s election win.

Donald Trump talks to supporters following presidential election victory.

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Donald Trump talks to supporters following presidential election victory.

Donald Trump has officially been elected President of the United States of America—and there are a lot of people out there who are not happy about it. While there are obviously plenty of Trump supporters who are celebrating his election win on Wednesday morning, there are also quite a few people who didn’t want to see this happen. Some of them are now threatening to move out of the U.S. once Trump takes office. Others are calling for a recount to take place in light of Hillary Clinton’s loss. And some of the people who live in California—a state that has 55 electoral votes and that was overwhelmingly supportive of Clinton—have expressed a genuine interest in seceding from the rest of the U.S.

California is by far the most populated state in the country right now with about 40 million people total. Just to put that into perspective, that’s equivalent to the total number of people currently living in the 21 least populated states in the country. And if you look at the numbers, the second most-populated state in the country is Texas with about 30 million people, with the third most-populated state Florida trailing far behind California with about 20 million people. So yeah, California is BIG, both in terms of size and population and represents a large portion of the people living in the entire country, which means it could likely survive as its own entity.

That being said, we highly doubt Californians are actually going to secede. But in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, there are more than a few people who are calling for it to happen. #Calexit was actually trending on Twitter for most of the morning following Trump’s victory speech, and it’s clear that there are Californians who would love nothing more than to break away from the rest of the U.S. at this very moment. Here are just some of the #Calexit tweets we’ve seen over the last few hours:

I no longer will refer to myself as an American, I am a Californian. #calexit

— alexis (@herbivorre) November 9, 2016

On the plus side, the state of California did vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But that seems to be an afterthought for many Californians at this point.

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