The Golden State could become the Golden Nation if an independence referendum gets passed. Emboldened by California’s strong economy and high population, the so-called “Calexit” could gain traction following the election of Donald Trump. California could become an independent country in 2019 when voters hit the polls again. The Yes

California Independence Campaign believes that “being a US state is no longer serving California’s best interests” and thinks that California would be better suited making its own immigration laws. While many states, like Texas, have toyed with secession in the past, California’s potential Calexit has something unique: money. Iranian-American entrepreneur, Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman of Hyperloop One, has voiced his support for Calexit. READ MORE