Missouri is among the states that has filed a petition with the White House to secede from the United States.
Missouri’s petition is approaching the necessary threshold of 25,000 signatures.
That’s enough John Hancocks for Missouri’s secessionists to receive a response from the White House.
As of Wednesday afternoon, just under 20,000 individuals had signed Missouri’s petition. Many are from out-of-state.
“Obviously, this is never going to happen,” said Southeast Missouri State University political science professor Jeremy Walling.