The petition is basically an extended quote from the Declaration of Independence, suggesting the time has come for the Pelican State to “dissolve the political bands which have connected” it with the rest of the nation.
The petition had garnered 299 signatures by noon Friday.
President Obama lost Louisiana’s eight electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 41 percent to 58 percent.
Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.