Almost blotted from the mainstream press by the East Coast elections yesterday was the fact that Coloradans in 11 counties decided to have themselves an electoral tantrum and vote to secede from the State.
How did that work out? Well, the residents of five counties actually voted to secede: Cheyenne, Phillips, Kit Carson, Washington and Yuma. These five counties have a grand total of 29,405 residents (as of the 2010 census) or just over 1/2 of 1% of the population of Colorado.
The only county that really mattered in this whole nonsense was Weld County, home to the city of Greeley, and with a population of 252,825, far bigger than all of the rest of the secessionists put together. In Weld County, voters crushed the bid for a new State by a vote of 58% to 42%.
The measure managed to win a total of 38,323 yes votes. By comparison, a State Marijuana tax initiative has already gotten 650,000 yes votes with about 1,000,000 votes counted.
Naturally, this did not result in any introspection on the right. Here, for example is a map featured at Gateway Pundit today:
Maybe we do live on similar but separate planets.