I sketched an outline of the coming California secession and followed up with a look at the forces involved. It was all just some ranting from some crazed, conservative, diminutive carnivore. A right-wing, paranoid weasel who claims he can predict the future.
Sure, that’s all it was. So don’t worry about a group of Democrat insiders wargaming their post-election moves, and proposing that California and others secede from the Union. That’s just right-wing nuttery. As noted right-wing crank fringe outlet The New York Times noted, way down at the end of the article:
But Mr. Podesta, playing Mr. Biden, shocked the organizers by saying he felt his party wouldn’t let him concede. Alleging voter suppression, he persuaded the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan to send pro-Biden electors to the Electoral College.
In that scenario, California, Oregon, and Washington then threatened to secede from the United States if Mr. Trump took office as planned. The House named Mr. Biden president; the Senate and White House stuck with Mr. Trump. At that point in the scenario, the nation stopped looking to the media for cues, and waited to see what the military would do.
NYT article author Ben Smith also links to an article on the same topic in the Boston Globe, some fringe right-wing crank site that nobody has ever heard of.
The scenario that produced the most contentious dynamics, however, was the one in which Trump won the Electoral College — and thus, the election — but Biden won the popular vote by 5 percentage points. Biden’s team retracted his Election Night concession, fueled by Democrats angry at losing yet another election despite capturing the popular vote, as happened in 2000 and 2016. In the mock election, Trump sought to divide Democrats — at one point giving an interview to The Intercept, a left-leaning news outlet, saying Senator Bernie Sanders would have won if Democrats had nominated him. Meanwhile, Biden’s team sought to encourage large Western states to secede unless pro-Democracy reforms were made.
So don’t worry about that Calexit crap. Just right-wing nonsense from a deranged weasel.