Put this down as one of the craziest stories of the day.
Weld County in Colorado is seeking to secede from Colorado and join Wyoming.
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A group of disenfranchised Colorado residents are exploring the possibility of annexing from their home state and changing boundary lines so their entire county becomes part of Wyoming.
Christopher “Todd” Richards is leading the effort with his “Weld County Wyoming” political committee, created last February, according to local outlet Fox 31 KDVR.
The organization is working to get a measure added to the November 2021 ballot that would encourage county commissioners to “engage and explore the annexation of Weld County with the State of Wyoming’s Legislature.”
The purpose of the measure is to “get out from under the thumb” of Colorado’s more liberal government, according to the group’s Facebook page.
“Denver and Boulder have declared war not only on Weld County, but common sense itself with regulations designed to kill energy jobs,” according to one November post. “Putting radical animal rights activists in positions of power over the ranching industry, two of Weld’s key economic drivers. They are also at war with small businesses. People who hold traditional values are vilified as racist homophobic (misogynist) bigots.”
An online petition, which currently has more than 8,400 signatures, also cites concerns about 2nd Amendment rights.
“Denver/Boulder have drove weapons manufacturers out of the state,” the petition states. “Rural schools, hospitals and all rural communities are getting ignored. Denver/Boulder only care about Denver/Boulder.”
It is important to note Wyoming is a red state and Colorado is a blue state.
They cite the liberalization of the state of Colorado as the reason for the secession.
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