by Matt Lacy –
Colorado along with 21 other states have filed a petition with the administration requesting the right to secede from the United States and form a new government following President Obama’s reelection last week.
Following Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney last week, the president and his supporters have said his reelection indicates he has been a clear “mandate” by the American people to implement all of his policies, however residents in 22 states are now calling for secession from the U.S.
WND reported last week that Louisiana residents are gathering signatures on a petition on the White House’s “We the People” website.
According to a video on the site, once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures it will be marked for a response from the administration where it will post an official response to the petition.
If things continue as they are, the administration could soon have its hands full dealing with secession requests.
Petitions calling for secession have been filed by Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arizona, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.
The Colorado petition requests to, “Peacefully grant the State of Colorado to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” There are currently over 5,300 signatures on the state’s request for secession.
A majority of the petitions have garnered several thousand signatures and appear well on track to reach their 25,000 signatures by mid-December in order to receive an official response from the Obama administration.
Missouri has two petitions which have a combined total of over 7,100 signatures. South Carolina also has two petitions with a total of over 8,000 signatures. However, according to the administration website each petition much reach the 25,000 threshold on their own, despite their saying essentially the same thing.
Louisiana is currently over 15,700 signatures since it was filed last week. Several other states have already surpassed 7,000 signatures.
However, Texas is the first state to clear the 25,000 threshold by the administration with over 25,500 signatures currently on the state’s petition for secession.
In order to sign a petition a person must create an account on the White House web site which requires entering a person’s email address, name and zip code.
The large number of petitions highlights the deep divide in America where Obama won by only a 3 million vote margin out of a population of 311 million.
An election map showing the vote totals by county show the vast majority of the country geographically favored Mitt Romney, with Obama’s victory being primarily decided in the large cities and along the west and east coast. The results are similar to the president’s 2008 victory over John McCain.