The Texas Republican convention is talking about secession again. Specifically, it’s pushing a referendum for Texans to decide in 2023 if the state should become its own nation.
Legal experts have asserted that the state could not legally secede from the union. After the South lost the Civil War and more than 600,000 Americans died, the Supreme Court made clear that individual states don’t have the power to leave the union even if they want to.
A YouGov survey found almost 2/3 of Southern Republicans support the idea of breaking away from the United States.