Texas Republicans Fail To Pass Measure Asking Voters On Secession

AP

Texas GOPers failed to pass a measure Saturday that would’ve asked voters to decide whether the state should secede, the Texas Tribute reported.

If the measure would’ve passed, voters would’ve been faced with a non-biding, survey question on whether they thought the state should be independent from the rest of the country when they went to vote on the March 1 primary ballot, according to the report.

The proposal had been a hot debate among members of the governing body of the state’s Republican party.

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