Much of the out-of-state attention paid to Colorado in Tuesday night’s elections was in regard to the fundamentally unserious ballot measures in 11 counties to secede from the state and createNorth Colorado. To be more precise: The fact that the votes are happening represents a most serious message from the citizens of rural and oil-rich parts of the state to the petty tyrants in Denver and their mindless supporters in Boulder and Aspen. But there was and is no way that the 51st state will come into creation this way.
Still, let’s mention the results:
With most of the votes counted in the relevant counties, five of the 11 counties supported secession. However, all that really matters in this discussion is that Weld County, home to what would be over 70 percent of the population of the proposed new state, gave the measure a resounding “no” vote, with approximately 58 percent voting against secession versus 42 percent supporting.
So now we can move on to the important elections.