A few states' petitions already have surpassed the 25,000 mark.
Louisiana, which was the earliest petition listed after the election, had just over 30,000 signatures Tuesday.
Texas' petition had 81,023 signatures, more than any other state.
But just because a petition is listed and has signatures does not mean it has the support of the state's government. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office did not respond to a call seeking comment.
A representative for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who in the past has commented that he would support leaving the union, told the Houston Chronicle Monday the governor "believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government.
"Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas. We cannot allow Washington's tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children's future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path
to greater dependence of government."
Another petition on the website seeks permission for the city of Austin to withdraw from the state of Texas and remain a part of the United States, also annexing the smaller towns of Dublin, Lockhart and Shiner. That petition had 1,007 signatures.
There are also petitions on the website to "Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them." That petition had 4,011 signatures.
"Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," read the
petition, posted Monday by Douglas H. from Escondido, Calif.
A similar petition calling for the deportation of those who signed petitions for secession had 7,139 signatures.
The White House has responded to past petitions but has not yet responded to the Texas or Louisiana petitions.
Among the petitions that received responses were: a petition seeking the White House's beer recipe, which was provided in the response; another seeking the removal of Rush Limbaugh from the Armed Forces Radio service (that was denied stating that the Armed Forces Network doesn't censor content); and another seeking to digitize federal public documents, a project already underway and explained in the response.
The West Virginia petition is active until Dec. 11.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.