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Secession Vote Cleared For Ballots In Weld County

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – It looks like Weld County voters will be casting ballots this fall on whether to pursue seceding from Colorado.

The Greeley Tribune reports that Weld County commissioners unanimously voted Monday morning to place 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 place 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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