Pishevar said California can re-enter the union once it becomes a nation, pointing out that the state by itself has the sixth-largest economy in the world, is the economic engine of the USA and provides much of the federal budget.
"Our continued statehood means California will continue subsidising the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children".
In the best-selling "Fallout" series of video games, the New California Republic is one of the many ad-hoc governments that pops up after the world is nearly completely destroyed by a nuclear exchange between the United States and China.
Donald Trump has officially been elected President of the United States of America-and there are a lot of people out there who are not happy about it. AsBusiness Insider reports this afternoon, an organization called Yes California Independence is already at work to lay the groundwork. In 2015, the group failed to reach the 400,000 signatures needed to put the referendum on the ballot. Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar also took up the secessionist cause on Tuesday, tweeting that he would fund a "legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation" in the wake of Trump's victory.
"It's the most patriotic thing I can do", he said.
We can reenter the union after California becomes a nation. Country is at serious crossroads.
But now their worst fears have come true - a Donald Trump presidency - activists and keyboard warriors are pushing for independence, otherwise known as Calexit.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.