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Canadians invite Washington and the rest of the west coast to join Canada

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Canada is inviting the west coast of the United States to join the Great White North (eh?). Ok, so it's not the actual country of Canada, but a few of its citizens are extending an invitation to Washington, Oregon, and California (Nevada is included in some plans, too), to join their country. 

#CalExit has already been trending on Twitter after the idea of California seceding from the U.S. popped up on social media following the election, and now users are wondering what a new union involving the west coast states would be called. 

"West Coast Nation," "Washorefornia," and "Calorington" have all been thrown out. 

While we probably won't be leaving the United States anytime soon to become part of Canada, two Oregon residents did file a petition to have Oregon secede from the U.S. and form a new country. They have invited Washington to join them. The petition asks the Governor and Legislature to “actively pursue Oregon’s peaceful secession from the United States of America," and states the secession can be “alone or in conjunction with other states and Canadian provinces that seek to form a new nation, including but not limited to California, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska and British Columbia.”

The petition does not specifically cite the election results but it was filed two days after the election and points to "irreconcilable differences between Oregon and other states."

The petition would be voted on in 2018 if it receives enough signatures to get on the ballot. 

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