Secession petitions are a waste of time. The only way this can gain any momentum is for state legislatures to pass laws telling the fedgov to pound sand. We need an umbrella alliance of red states to organize and focus the effort. Get enough state legislatures to join the alliance and pass laws telling fedgov to shove it and maybe something can happen, but forget anything coming of it without action by state governments.
That’s not the way it will happen. It won’t go through state legislatures. It’s going to be people, on the ground, taking the land.
Sending petitions to King George III was how this whole country started. I doubt the colonists really expected anything to come of those petitions either.
As political theatre, the petitions have been a success. We’re all here talking about them and they cost the authors a few minutes to type them up and post them.