Here is my take on the secession petitions. These are individual people, not states, signing. They believe in the Constitution. They know that no state will secede or be allowed to peacefully. I fully believe these signers are making a statement. Second term Presidents can believe their reelection gives them a mandate to run with their agenda. Almost half the country voted against reelection and that agenda.
These signers are frustrated with the biased media and the failure of our government to listen to all people, be accountable and be truthful with us. These petitions got the media's and government's attention, serving their real intended purpose.