In California, officially launched a campaign for secession from USA

In California on Saturday, January 28, has started collecting signatures for withdrawal of the state from the United States – Calexit. Two days earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of California officially allowed to start this procedure. Supporters Calexit necessary within 180 days to collect signatures 585 407 people (8 percent of the state’s population), reports Deutsche Welle.

If they manage to do it in November 2018 California residents first vote to repeal two provisions of the local Constitution, according to which their state is “an integral part of the United States” and the United States Constitution – the “Supreme law of the land”.

Immediate referendum on secession from the United States may be held in the spring of 2019. For Calexit required turnout of at least half of the voters registered in the state, and a positive response is not less than 55 percent of participants in the plebiscite, said the newspaper Los Angeles Times.

The initiators of the release of California from the United States gave the state attorney General a petition to hold a referendum in November 2016, after the victory of Donald trump at the election of the President of the United States. Trump then enlisted the support of only 31.5% of Californians, while his main opponent, Hillary Clinton scored 61,5% of the votes.

Help. California – largest us state in terms of population (over 39 million inhabitants) and the third area.