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About 80,000 Texans want to be the Lone Star country.
The White House will respond after thousands signed a petition on a government website following U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election asking for Texas to have the right to secede from the United States.
“The U.S. continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending,” the petition, asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own (new) government,” says.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Texas by taking 57.2% of the vote compared to Obama’s 41.4%.
Some 100,000 Americans signed petitions demanding the right for their state to leave the union following Obama’s victory, but only Texas has passed the 25,000 mark at which the White House is supposed to respond.
The Texas petition…
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