Welcome to the 51st state of North Colorado?

August 20, 2013 10:03:41 AM PDT
North Colorado as the 51st state? It looks like voters in Weld County, Colorado, will be casting ballots this fall on whether to pursue seceding from the state.

The Greeley Tribune reports that Weld County commissioners have voted unanimously to put a 51st state initiative on the ballot.

Weld and other northeastern Colorado counties have expressed interest in seceding to become North Colorado. Weld, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington and Kit Carson commissioners each set dates to vote on ballot initiatives for the 51st state. Yuma and Cheyenne counties have given the OK to have the initiative on the ballot this November. Morgan County commissioners are waiting on a citizen initiative.

A new state would have to be approved by the state Legislature and the U.S. Congress, making the secession votes mostly symbolic.

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