On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede.
If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online “We the People” program.
The Louisiana petition has collected more than 12,000 signatures in four days. A separate effort from Texas has 14,000 supporters.
Similar petitions from 17 other states began arriving Nov. 9, bringing the total to 19.
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