Out of the 35 states at least 10 have a real chance to secede from the United States. If this does not happen, the conflict between the “socialist” government and conservative separatists could drag on for a long time, leading to mass protests and other sad events.
The situation is quite complicated for the president-elect. Expert opinions are divided. Some believe America's problems are not fatal, while others argue that the U.S. is on the verge of a collapse. Most democratic media have not given any attention to the separatist sentiment. Many federal publications ignored the news about the petitions. Apparently they are trying to shift the focus of ordinary Americans to other problems (for example, the dismissal of CIA Director Petraeus).
Pravda is giving the sour-grapes, conservative, America-haters much more credence than the “democratic media” is. Wonder why?