Petitions to secede from the federal government as a separate and sovereign entity are currently circulating in 24 states.
By Monday evening, 10,159 of North Carolina’s more than 9.6 million citizens had signed the petition introduced by Randy Dye of Pittsboro.
The petitions are available on the website http://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. The website is a vehicle established by the Obama administration allow citizens to take their concerns directly to the White House.
If the petition, created on Nov. 9, gets 25,000 signatures within a month, the Obama administration will issue a formal response to it.
Texas has already surpassed the required threshold at 38,747 and growing. Louisiana was nearing the threshold at 20,047 Monday.
Nationwide, the petitions had 228,644 signatures Monday evening.