Lone Star State Could Get Lonelier: Texas GOP Close To Vote On Leaving The USA

  • by: Alan Duke

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A Texas Republican Party subcommittee voted to hold a vote at its state convention supporting a referendum on Texas withdrawing from the United States of America.

If the resolution clears one more hurdle with the GOP's permanent platform committee it will be put to a vote on the state convention floor this week.

"We have said this for years, the people of Texas want an open debate and a vote on the issue of independence. None more so than Texas Republicans," Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement said in a statement Thursday.

At least 10 county delegations adopted secession resolutions during the run up to this week's GOP convention in Dallas.

A subcommittee to the Texas Republican Platform Committee passed the proposal with a two-thirds majority on Wednesday.

The movement's executive director said his group has seen "weak and extremely small amount of opposition at this convention to Texans having a vote on independence."

The vote to support a referendum on Texas independence could take place Thursday.

The last time a state voted to leave the union a civil war broke out.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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