We told you last month about the state seccession petitions that popped up on the White House's "We the People" website shortly after President Barack Obama won re-election. The window to garner enough signatures to warrant a White House response passed this week for most of these petitions; Florida and other states met the mark.
Petitions must have at least 25,000 signatures within 30 days of their submission. The New Yorker reported that petitions were filed on behalf of all 50 states, but only eight met the threshold needed for a response. Here is that list and the number of signatures the petitions have received as of this blog posting:
-Texas, 119, 617
-Georgia, 32, 448
-North Carolina, 30,808
-South Carolina, 25,064
We didn't get a response, but we know these petitions are keeping the Obama administration busy. For example, it also must come up with a response to this petition with 26,734 signatures: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."