In the days since President Obama secured re-election, a rush of petitions were submitted from states calling for secession from the union. From all corners of the United States petitions to secede from the union are growing, even here in the Ark-La-Tex.
It's all on a government website that allows people to post their own petitions. KSLA News 12 has been watching the petitions on that website. Wednesday morning, Texas had more than 94,000 signatures, and that number has been growing steadily. Louisiana has more than 32,000 and Arkansas had more than 18,000 signatures.
If a petition gets more than 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the White House has promised to review and respond. Texas, Louisiana, and Florida all have more than that number. Stay tuned to KSLA News 12 for updates on that response.