According to news reports, there's enough signatures to put this California-exit-from-the-US idea on the ballot.
I've sat and pondered over this. I admit....it was a brief eight minutes. Yep, that was enough.
Frankly, I think states (the other 49) should go ahead and write a 3-line text piece, and pass through their legislative chambers....a blessing to approve California to leave the Union. Let the nation of California exist, and just move on.
Remove the military bases, ports. Dissolve any federal support. Shut down the postal facilities. Remove the Social Security offices. Close the federal court system there. Bring the Coast Guard assets to Oregon and Washington. And reset the border to the appropriate points.
To be honest, once you lay out all the measures.....less than ten-percent of the public would go along with the vote. To be further honest....if you put the vote to the forty-nine other states....to please remove California....I suspect the vote would be about 35-percent of the general public to end the torment, and just send California off on it's own.
At some point in the 1970s....California just seemed to slip off and became something of a rogue-state. I've worked with various people who grew up there in the 1960s and 1970s, who almost got teary-eyed in describing the landscape and culture. I've also worked with people who grew up there in the 1990s, and they lacked any teary-eyed feeling, and their criticisms would go on, and on, and on. It's just not the same place.
As for the vote number here? I suspect that the measure will get somewhere around 35-percent. Some people will take it as a joke, and vote for it.
So don't get all peppy and enthusiastic that CALEXIT will occur.