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'Calexit?' Supporters for California to secede take first steps: Report

Marcus Ruiz Evans, center, of the Yes California Independence Campaign, talks to passersby about California seceding from the United States and becoming its own nation, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Weeks after Donald Trump won the presidential election, people advocating for California to form its own country launched their first steps, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Monday morning, the Yes California Independence Campaign submitted a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office, the Times reports. The report said the plan for the Golden State to secede from the union would require significant resources to gather signatures, including major financial backing.

Yes California told the Times it planned to wait for a different election, but after Trump's victory it decided to move forward.

The attorney general's office will give the group's ballot measure a title and summary, the Times reports, and the group plans to collect signatures in the spring.

Read the full report from the Los Angeles Times here.