By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Some voters in a Colorado county are looking to get a measure placed on their November ballot that would have their county secede from Colorado and join Wyoming instead.
That’s according to Weld County, Wyoming, a grassroots organization of voters who are ready to get out of Colorado, but also not move all their belongings to another state.
Instead, these Wyoming supporters would rather annex the county from Colorado and join Wyoming.
“Weld County, WY is a group of Weld County citizens who have a common desire to maintain their way of life,” the group’s website states. “This initiative is to place a measure on the November 2021 ballot. The voters of Weld County will vote as to whether to instruct Weld County Commissioners to engage and explore the annexation of Weld County with the State of Wyoming’s Legislature.”
The Weld County, Wyoming Facebook page has garnered more than 4,700 likes.
The group is looking to circulate a petition calling for the initiative among Weld County voters to garner support for annexing the county and joining Wyoming.
Organizers behind the movement have told media outlets that they feel Weld County has become more aligned with Wyoming regarding various issues, including gun rights and the oil and gas industries, which is why they want to secede from Colorado.
Weld County sits just a few miles from Cheyenne, just over the state border.