Los Angeles Business Journal

Petitions to Secede are Filed for 23 States Since Election

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, petitions seeking to secede from the union have been filed on behalf of 23 states on the White House website. Most of the petitions contain the same wording and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments, the Washington Times reports.