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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 14, 2012

After the re-election of President Barack Obama last week, citizens from states across the county began filing petitions on the White House’s We the People website requesting to peacefully secede from the United States of America. Tennessee’s online petition has garnered more than 22,000 signatures, although state officials do not expect it to get much traction. Gov. Bill Haslam told the Tennessean he didn’t “think that’s a valid option for Tennessee. I don’t think we’ll be seceding.” Even Nashville Tea Party president Ben Cunninham, who was heavily opposed to Obama’s re-election, said he wouldn’t support succession.