The petitions website at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ is legitimate. The thing about the secession petitions, though, is that they are being promoted as actions of the States when they are not. The petitions are, as you mentioned, simply submitted by individuals.
When we see a video of a state governor declaring, not asking for, secession, then we'll know that it's a real state gov action.
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