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Will Californians vote to split into two separate states in 2018? It's very possible

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There's a movement in California that you may not have heard about intended to split the state in two. Nigel Farage and Aaron Banks, the so-called "Bad Boys of Brexit," have been brought in to lend their expertise to the campaign which -- if you haven't guessed already -- is called "Calexit."

TheBlaze Radio host Mike Slater discussed the likelihood of the current plan's success as well as attempts that have been made in the past. He began by drawing a line in the sand with the term "Calexit," flatly refusing to use it, citing its faddishness.

"So we're going with 'Calicut'," Mike offered instead. "This has been proposed a couple times since 1914."

He went on to emphasize that this is not a secession movement:

"I want to be clear: This is not cutting California off the country. It's not turning California into a separate country, which will never happen — even though you may want that to happen," Mike joked.

Slater argued that this idea at this moment in history may have the best chance at succeeding, noting that 78% of Californians are dissatisfied with their government. He also pointed out that it will be marketed as "The Hollywood Elite vs. the People," which should prove to be effective.

See more from Mike on TheBlaze Contributors channel and listen to The Mike Slater Show live every Saturday from 3-6 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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