West Obsessed: The State of Jefferson

Jan 24, 2018

Lynn White shows his support for the State of Jefferson at his family’s gas station in Loyalton, California, which sells Jefferson flags and merchandise and is painted Jefferson’s colors, green and yellow.
Credit Brooke Warren/High Country News

In rural, conservative parts of Northern California, a separatist movement has found new life. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss why the State of Jefferson movement has renewed its push to become the newest state of the union, and how that relates to the election of Donald Trump and the California "resistance."