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#CalExit: Topic of California seceding from the nation takes over social media

Donald Trump addresses supporters early this morning at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Donald Trump addresses supporters early this morning at the New York Hilton Midtown. The Washington Post

Should Californians take their avocados, legal pot and dolphins and leave? Are they just poor losers? Opportunists? It’s your call, but people on social media were talking about a great “CalExit.”

#CalExit became a trending topic a day after Election Day 2016 as some Californians expressed an eagerness to break away from the United States. California went blue (with its 55 Electoral votes) for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, while Republican hopeful Donald Trump carried most states to win the presidential election.

Two of their points were that California has the world's sixth-largest economy, if it were a nation, and is the most populated state in America.

The yescalifornia.org website is pushing a 2019 #Calexit independence referendum

“In the Spring of 2019, Californians will go to the polls in a historic vote to decide by referendum if California should exit the Union, a #Calexit vote,” the website says.

Democrats reacted to Trump's surging win late in the evening at an Election Night gathering at the California Democratic Party's Sacramento headquarters on Nov. 8, 2016.

Sacramento Republicans at an Election Night party on Nov. 8, 2016 learn that that Donald Trump has won the presidency.

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