More than 15,000 sign petition to secede Mississippi from union

More than 15,500 people have signed a petition to "peacefully grant the State of Mississippi to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government."

Created on November 9 by a man in Picayune at the We The People section of the official White House website, the petition requires 25,000 signatures before it warrants a response from the White House. So far, there has been no comment from the White House, and they could opt to not comment at all per rules on the petition site.

To sign the petition, a person must enter a valid e-mail address and zip code.

Mississippi is not the only state with a petition for secession on the site. Other states with petitions include Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and 14 others.

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