# Texas gop
Opinion: If the Texas Legislature acts on putting an independence referendum on the ballot, it wouldn't be legally valid
The Texas Republican Party's new platform, approved over the weekend at their convention in Houston, in part calls for a referendum on Texas secession to be placed on the general election ballot. If passed, this would allow Texas voters to decide whether they want to secede from the United States. However, even if the Texas Legislature were to act on this proposal, it would not be legally valid.