Call it election-day fall out, but there is a movement afoot for Georgia and several other states to succeed from the union.
Residents of Georgia have submitted a petition requesting that it be allowed to Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to Withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government.
Other states have also filed to succeed from the union including residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas filing petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website.
The Georgia petition, reads in part:
"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."
The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
According to the White House website the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."
As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Georgia petition has been signed by 22,607 and needs 2,393 more by Dec. 10 to meet the deadline.
-- What do you think about these secession petitions?