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originally posted by: Freeborn
As most people with an interest in current and world affairs I've been trying to keep up to date with election of Donald Trump as the nest President of the United States.
Its not for me to comment on the US's electoral procedure but the one thing that does strike me is the strength of feeling shown by people from both sides. They seem to appear completely unwilling to respect and accept other's opinions.
I understand passions are high, but they tend to abate with time.
But what if they don't?
States like California voted strongly against Trump as did many of the east coast states.
So I'm asking American members if they think there is a possibility that this election result could lead to some states attempting to secede from the Union?
Is there a significant level of support for such an action?
It certainly appears that certain demographic groups may support such action.
I'm sure such a possibility would be a relatively long way off but I'm just wondering?
originally posted by: alphabetaone
Honestly, in this election cycle I would say no, there is no chance of it.
If it were a fundamental right and far right loss, I would say that's possible, but for the far left and moderate left loss that has occurred, no....they don't want to lose what few entitlements they have left at the federal level.
originally posted by: new_here
The only US state, IMO that could actually pull off secession, is Texas... because they have their own power grid, not to mention lots of guns. That said, Trump carried that state, so they have no desire to secede THIS time. But I believe they could if ever they wanted to.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Freeborn
I think the US has gotten too big.
Regardless who is president, we should split up the states into different countries.
Might make everyone happier then.