In just a single day, the number of signatures on a petition for Colorado to secede from the union has doubled.
When I first posted the news of the petition yesterday, a little over 7,000 people had signed it. Now it’s up to 15,413. The petition needs just 9,587 more signatures to reach its goal of 25,000, at which point the White House will be forced by law to respond.
And in what looks like a response to the series of secession petitions, yet another petition was filed yesterday with the White House, entitled “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.” It has 3,118 signatures thus far, including several from Coloradans.
Many of the signers on the petition for Colorado to secede, though, aren’t from Colorado. They’re from states across the country, from Oregon to New York to Georgia. And I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the signers have put their names on similar petitions in other states – there are parallel movements in plenty of other states, including Alabama, Tennessee, Montana, New Jersey, and more.
The Colorado secession petition’s author is listed on the White House website as “Lynette A,” from Golden.