In no small surprise, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official highlighted a Russian official news source encouraging California exiting the United States.
This tactic falls in line with Russian goals of both undermining democracy in the West as well as promoting divisiveness and creating chaos.
Russia recently did the same by flooding the West with fake news and releasing purloined email smearing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Now we are seeing evidence of Russia undermining the democratic national elections in France and Germany.
It is also strongly suspected that Russia helped advertise the UK breaking away from the EU in what is nicknamed Brexit.
So far there has been little reaction to Russia poisoning the wells of democracy, sabotaging elections, and encouraging California to split off from the United States.
In California, will begin collecting signatures for a referendum to change the constitution
MOSCOW, January 27 – RIA Novosti. Members of the movement Yes California, which is in favor of the so-called Calexit – California State Department of the United States, received permission from the authorities to start collecting signatures for a referendum to change the constitution, the newspaper Los Angeles Times.
If the referendum will be held and the initiative is approved by majority of votes, the California Constitution article containing abstracts that “California is an inseparable part of the United States” and the US Constitution – a “fundamental law”, will be canceled, said representatives of the State Attorney General’s Office.
This, in turn, will make it possible to hold a referendum on the California exit of US staff, the newspaper notes.
Previously, members of the movement Yes California submitted a proposal for a referendum in the state attorney general’s office. As vice-president and co-founder of the movement Evans Ruiz, the reason for treatment was the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election.