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Following the news that Donald Trump would be the the 45th President of the United States, Canada's immigration website was so flooded with requests from US citizens that it actually crashed.
Fortunately it seems that some US citizens may not have to travel very far at all to achieve Canadian citizenship - at least if a proposal for it to accept four US states works out.
Watching the coverage on election night was British Columbia reporter Chad Harris who tweeted:
I am very worried for America right now. #ElectionNight — Chad Harris (@Chad Harris)
Dear California, Oregon, Washington - I'm sure we can work something out if you want to join Canada. #ElectionNight — Chad Harris (@Chad Harris)
Looks like California can legally secede for some reason. Interesting. #Calexit — David Latchman🇹🇹 (@David Latchman🇹🇹)
CA, OR, and WA should either be a new country known as Cow or a Canadian province(also known as Cow). #CalExit — Denmark believes in Pineapple Pizza (@Denmark believes in Pineapple Pizza)
If we combine OR & WA what will the red states do without us bailing them out? All the brain trust & money goes w/U… https://t.co/8vjWlIHxPk — Balboamom (@Balboamom)
UPDATED: Someone created a map. #USElection2016 https://t.co/oSd2jok6wh — Chad Harris (@Chad Harris)
Dear USA west coast - Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii - come and join Canada, we'd welcome you! #Election2016 @CNN — Torry Courte (@Torry Courte)
California, Oregon, Washington... I, for one, will accept you with open arms into the liberal bosom of Canada. #USA2016 — Alex Middleton (@Alex Middleton)
There's no specific ban on state secession in the US constitution as the subject isn't mentioned, but provided other states consent it could be possible.
It sounds like a plan, if we're honest - although I'm sure Democrats around the country would rather they stayed and fought the red tide of Trumpism.
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