By Dominique Mosbergen - Huffington Post
A petition for Texas secession has qualified to receive a White House response.
As of Tuesday evening, the petition -- which asks for the peaceful withdrawal of the state of Texas from the union -- had racked up more than 92,000 signatures. (Only 25,000 are needed to elicit an official response from the Obama administration.)
Electrical engineering freshman Micah Hurd created a petition Friday asking President Barack Obama's administration to grant Texas secession from the U.S.
Hurd said seeing issues such as the national debt makes him think Texas would be better on its own.
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According to Politico, the leader of the Texas secession movement said the president's reelection last week was a “catalyzing moment for his organization’s efforts to quit the United States."
“I am completely aware that Election Day was a catalyzing moment, but I do not believe that the underpinnings of this are solely about Barack Obama,” Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement told the political news website. “This cake has been baking for a long time -- it’s the Obama administration that put the candles on the cake and lit it for us.”
See what the Texas petition says: