(FORTUNE) — Great Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union has encouraged secessionists in the U.S. – from California and Texas to Vermont – who view their state as distinct from the country as a whole.
The secession talk ranges from sardonic social media posts to the heartfelt commitment of organizers who conduct opinion polls and are pushing for independence votes in their own states.
In the run up to almost every presidential election, partisans on both sides of the political spectrum threaten to move to a country like Canada or Ireland if the other side wins. But this election is different.
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