California Independence Backers Submit Second, Slower Attempt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Supporters of making California an independent nation are beginning their second longshot attempt to recruit voters by submitting a new proposed ballot measure.

The measure being submitted to state officials Friday by the separatist California Freedom Coalition takes a more gradual approach than one withdrawn by an earlier group last month.

It would have the governor negotiate with the federal government to give California more autonomy as what supporters call a “nation within a nation.” Or the talks could eventually lead to full independence.

About a dozen supporters gathered outside the state Capitol were met by a nearly equal number of American flag-carrying protesters who want California to remain part of the United States.

The coalition must collect more than 585,000 signatures to qualify for next year’s ballot.

 

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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  1. Jerry Cason says:

    THIS WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY,THEY WOULD GET RID OF 30 MILLION STUPID ASS LIBERALS.THEN I CAN MOVE TO A GOOD STATE

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