Texas can't legally secede

San Angelo Standard-Times - This will never, ever, ever happen,' said Sean P. Cunningham, associate professor of history at Texas Tech University. 'The political realities in Texas would never allow that to actually come to fruition.'

WASHINGTON — Texas can't legally secede from the Union, but a congressional provision allows for carving it up into five states.

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"This will never, ever, ever happen," said Sean P. Cunningham, associate professor of history at Texas Tech University. "The political realities in Texas would never allow that to actually come to fruition."

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