New Colorado? Rural voters approve secession idea
Colorado is just one of many states that have filed secession petitions.
DENVER (AP) - The nation's newest state would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland if eastern Colorado residents had their way. There wouldn't be civil unions for gay couples, marijuana would not be legal, and there'd be no infringement of anyone's 2nd amendment rights.
Those were just some of the reasons five counties on the state's Eastern Plains voted on Election Day to approve the creation of a 51st state.
Secession supporters know the votes were symbolic. But they say the votes emphasize a growing frustration with liberal agendas.
Democrats hold the power in the Colorado Legislature.