Members of Silicon Valley’s elite took to Twitter to express their horror earlier this morning as the election began to turn in favour of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Some suggested drastic measure to fight back against a Donald Trump presidency, co-founder of venture capital firm Sherpa Capital – a fund that invests in companies such as Uber, Slack and AirBnB – tweeted that he would begin a campaign to have California become its own nation,

1/ If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.

— Shervin #VOTE (@shervin) November 9, 2016

Replying to the tweet, Dave Morin formerly of Facebook and co-founder of social network website Path said,

@shervin I was literally just going to tweet this. I’m in and will partner with you on it.

— DAVE MORIN (@davemorin) November 9, 2016

Jason Calcanis, co-founder of Weblogs Inc, tweeted a photograph of the New York Times real time election forecast with the hashtags, “#Nightmare #ElectionNight”

— jason (@Jason) November 9, 2016

Aaron Levie, CEO of Box expressed his anger with Nate Silver, the pollster of prediction website 538, saying “Nate Silver, we trusted you”

Nate Silver, we trusted you.

— Aaron Levie (@levie) November 9, 2016

And partner of Google Ventures, M.G. Siegler wrote, “so we’re gonna have to learn the hard way then.”

…so, we’re gonna have to learn the hard way then. 😞

— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) November 9, 2016

Sam Altman, president of start-up incubator Y-Combinator and co-chair of artificial intelligence research company OpenAI also seemed downcast.

i’d like to wake up now please

— Sam Altman (@sama) November 9, 2016

i’ve never felt as alone in a room full of people as i do right now

— Sam Altman (@sama) November 9, 2016

Overall, many of Silicon Valley’s tech elite seem quite despondent at the likely possibility of a Trump presidency but with the race ending shortly and the winner soon to be announced, it seems that many will have to come to terms with a Republican in office.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart Tech covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_ or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com