More than half of Californians are living in a virtual hell as their voices are overpowered by the coastal elitists that make up the state’s major population centers, but that all may change…and soon.
Conservatives in the state have long complained that the big cities drown out their voices in both state and federal elections. Because of this, they’ve proposed a “Calexit” plan that would split the state into two and divide it into the eastern and western portions, and two “bad boys” with a proven track record just joined the fight – Brexit’s own Nigel Farage and Aaron Banks, who organized the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
Democrats should be afraid.
Former UKip leader Nigel Farage and Leave backer Arron Banks have just returned from the United States, where they helped raise $1 million (£800,000) for a ‘Calexit’ campaign, which would split California into two eastern and western regions.
There are several ‘Calexit’ campaigns competing for a referendum in the United States, with one aiming to remove the state from America entirely as a response to President Donald Trump being elected last year.
Farage and Banks, who led the ‘Leave.EU’ campaign, appear to be pitting the eastern, more rural side of California against the western ‘coastal elite’ liberals in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If broken apart, the eastern part of California would more likely vote Republican, giving the party two more senators and electoral college votes for a 2020 presidential election.
The Western side of the state would likely continue to vote Democrat in elections.
Farage and Banks’ goal is to hold a referendum during the US midterm elections in 2018, according to The Sunday Times.
Banks said of the campaign: ‘It would be portrayed as the Hollywood elites versus the people, breaking up the bad government. Seventy-eight per cent of people in California are unhappy with their government. It’s the world’s sixth largest economy and it’s very badly run.’
Banks said he and Farage wanted to show people in California ‘how to light a fire and win’ the Calexit referendum.
The pair were recruited for the campaign by polling expert Gerry Gunster and Republican Scott Baugh, a former member of the state assembly.
Banks, Farage and their spokesman Andy Wigmore were in California two weeks ago to receive an award for their Brexit campaign from the American Association of Political Consultants.
While in the state, Farage attended several events in Orange County, where Baugh is based, and about $1 million was raised for the ‘Calexit’ campaign.
That’s big news…really big news.
California overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election, where some four million people cast a ballot for the failed candidate giving her the state’s 55 Electoral Votes. With the split, the influence in federal elections from the solid blue state would be greatly diminished, thus forcing Democrat candidates to find other sources to make up for the lost votes.
Further, conservatives in the state living under the oppressive Democrat regime would finally have reprieve from the authoritarian left’s control on nearly every aspect of their lives. After decades of Democrats controlling the state, the split would be a welcome change for those suffering under failed leadership, high taxes, and the trampling of Constitutional rights.
In other words, everyone except the Democrats would win in this situation, so I’m sure I speak for a lot of people when I say, let’s pray it happens!