A Post Election Petition has been Filed for Georgia to Secede from the Union - Did You Sign?

Georgia is one of 20 states that has petitioned to secede from the United States of America

News agencies in Georgia have reported that there atleast 25 states, including Georgia, that filed petitions with the Federal Government to "peacefully secede" from the Union.

Did you or anyone you know in Southwest Atlanta sign the petition or intending to sign the petition? 

Precincts in SW Atlanta overwhelmingly voted for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, as you can see from the searchable tool we created.

According to a CBS Atlanta report, "petitions have been signed by people in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas." 

These petitions are not to be taken as a serious threat, but still the White House will officially review and respond to a particular petition only after it has met a threshold of 25,00 signatures.  At last count, Georgia had 529 signatures according to the White House Petition website. (CBS reports that there are over 10,000 GA signatures)

To be fair, The White House Petition website is a place where "We the People" can petition our government for anything.  So please do not be alarmed, this is actually a good way to see democracy at work and citizens expressing their ideas in a peaceful manner.

Anita French November 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I will secede from any state that secedes.
Keaton obryan November 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Why just leave go live in a another country were nobody cares
DRogers November 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Those ppl are just disgruntled about the election results. The Republican party needs to reevaluate themselves,and honestly take a good look at "today's America". The days of Reagan are far gone. This country needs and deserves a "good honest" conservative Republican. I'm guessing Ronald Reagan was the last of a dying breed.....
carol burner November 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM
America will be a great nation again, one signature at a time if necessary.
A G Willis November 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Goodbye and good ridence. Go be a pain in someone else"s behind but leave all our land and stuff here idiots!
Thomas myers November 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM
America will become great when all americans start working together and turn back to GOD.
Telesfor Lucero November 14, 2012 at 01:46 PM
What a slap in the face to Obama ! How he one the election is a wonder . Maybe the gays & eleagals voted for him. The best thing he could do is resign like half his cabnet . Then America will be whole again !
Cynthia Cox November 14, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Of course the illegals voted for him, he is an illegal himself. He just wont tell anyone. Ask him about his birthplace and to see his birth certificate. No way he wont do it. He is ashamed of his heritage and place of birth. People voted for this man to run this country. He can not make his own wife stay on a budget, how can he budget this country. Look at the way his wife spends money on clothes and parties. It make you cry and the parties thrown at the White House could feed and clothe millions. I don't want a handout from the Government, just what the constitution guarnteed me. Freedom from no tax without representation, freedom of religion, freedom to make my own decisions. Medical care is a personal choice, the Government needs to stay out of personal choices. I am not for abortion, but again that is a personal choice. Sexual preference is a personal choice. We as individuals have to face our Maker in the end, not the Government and all that steal from its citizens. So if secession will make the elected officials wake up, then I am all in for all states that wish to do so. Again a personal decision.
Cynthia Cox November 14, 2012 at 03:20 PM
You are so correct, Thomas, God has been left out in the cold. Why do you think Sandy hit where she did? God was talking to the White House and of course they did not listen. They are smarter than God, so he is not through with them.
Cynthia Cox November 14, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Then go and good bye, hope you enjoy your life with a dicator
Cynthia Cox November 14, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I am disgruntled about losing my money to thieves and my freedoms to a dicator. Check facts on government boards, everyone is losing freedoms everyday, This president is imposing rules and regulations on this contry that will impede growth.
Can'tbelieveit November 14, 2012 at 06:41 PM
So Sandy hit New York and New Jersey to get back at Washington? Did Katrina do the same? Other Presidents had parties and functions at the white house and no one cared. So why is it a big deal now? It's amazing how people use God to hate. All government is made up of thieves. The one's before this one stole from you and gave you nothing in return and many were ok with that. The government has always stolen and always fed the public with lies. I hope any fool knows that. People are not upset because the president is a so-called lying dictator, they are upset because he is black. Point.....blank. And no one wants to admit it. It is ok if you don't like him because of his skin color. He is still the President. And they were well off before they came into office, so they can spend their money if they want. This man is not ashamed of his past, I think you all are just mad because he is a proud black man. Well since we are using the bible to justify ignorance use it for this... you reap what you sew. Blacks were forced to come over here from Africa and now an African is running this country. The meek shall inherit the earth and the ruler will become the slave. Don't be mad because the white man's evil is now coming back to slap them in the face. How you got it is how you will loose it. Get over it. He will be out in 4 years and then he can sit and let you and your grandchildren take care of him and his grandchildren for the rest of their lives. Peace, love, and soul.
mark November 14, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Please grow up!I've read the some of the reason that some say they want to secede from the and they simply doesn't make any sense. Its sound a lot like Racism and that a sad state for th
mark November 14, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Let me finish.I think America is larger than the reasons that's been given to secede from the US.let's work together and solve problems not continue to complain and be apart of the problem.
KeepingItReal November 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM
HOLD UP HOLD UP THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET REAL. Its 1861 all over again. We have a black president. So what! If you dont like it. You run for president. And Cynthia Cox you make no sense! The president has a thing called a "pay check". If the first lady wants to throw a party. So be it. Its there money. It however is NOT there job to house feed and cloth the homeless! That's what donations to goodwill are for and other programs. So stop hating! Y'all gave Bush 8 years to fuck up the economy. Give the president 8 years to fix it. And get off the man's balls. He is president so suck it up. As far as Georgia trying to scede from the union yall are cowards. Mad y'all are fearing a black man in the white house. Have a nice day America.
Randall Lunsfrord November 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM
The problem is not the people out here working every day it;s the sorry people that think we the people owe them some kind of intidlement it;s got to stop sometime or this government is going to go bankrupt
Tee November 15, 2012 at 04:13 AM
He is American... People please stop trying to say the president is illegal... You take the time to google stupid things so take the the time to google that before you say something stupid. A lot of people are screaming not race but morals and values but the comments and name calling beg to differ. We need God because without him we are and have nothing.
NBF November 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Repeat The Civil War while other Nations are surging ahead to the 21st century...Negative
Lissa M. November 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Blacks were put in chains by blacks in Africa to come here. You may want to brush up on history before posting. BTW, race card denied, please shred that card!
Lissa M. November 18, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Wasn't he black in 2008 & no one tried to succeed? Your post makes no logical sense! Please shred that race card, it sets your folks back.
Lissa M. November 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
It's "there" money? No it's not THEIR money, it's the American TAXPAYERS money. Something you obviously don't pay. Your foul language is typical of an O voter.
KeepingItReal November 19, 2012 at 01:29 AM
@Lissa M. Do you get a pay check?? Yes? Ok Is it your moneywhen you getit and spendit. We pay the president b/c america picked him to be president. What did you think? You hire someone then not pay him? NO. thats a NEGATIVE Its their money THEY EARNED IT! so shut it. And I'm sorry I didn't know you lived with me all my life?? You must be my mother????? You DONT KNOW if i pay taxes or not. mmmm your dismissed!!!
KeepingItReal November 19, 2012 at 01:34 AM
@Lissa M. "Brush up on history " I'm sorry were you there when the blacks were captured? For all you know your history books could be lying to you. Get Tf on.


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