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Texas's Secession Movement Is Growing

Kin Man Hui
San Antonio Express-News via AP

The once-fringe Texas secession movement is gaining ground, and has become a priority for some conservative grass-roots Texans. A new Washington Post articlereports that when Texas Republicans assemble for their state convention next month, it’s possible they’ll debate whether to secede. The Post makes clear that there’s little chance secession will actually happen. Even so, at least ten Texas counties have passed some form of independence resolution.

That’s far more than the one county that passed such a resolution four years ago. It seems the secession movement is growing, or at least organizing, and may have become too big for party officials to ignore.

It’s possible there’ll be some kind of vote on the floor of the convention, further legitimizing the idea. If it comes to that, party leaders will probably try to dispense with the vote as quickly as possible. Still, the secession movement doesn’t appear to be going away.