Obama re-election re-energizes N.C. secessionists

“We petition the Obama administration to:

“Peacefully grant the State of North Carolina to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government….”

— From We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

At last check, North Carolina was one of 21 states to have post-11/6 secession petitions listed on the White House’s We the People site.  The North Carolina petition has attracted 18,082 signatures  — still far behind the total for the former Lone Star Republic.

I was surprised how many of these petitions have attracted support from nonresidents. Are they hardcore expats, who have changed their addresses but not their state loyalties? Or might they be of the “Better Off Without ‘Em” school?