November 6, 2013 11:16 am -

It’s non-binding. And six counties voted not to form the new state of North Colorado.

Voters in the 11 counties put the question on the ballot, upset that the state legislature had enacted environmental protections and gun violence reduction measures.

“The heart of the 51st State Initiative is simple: We just want to be left alone to live our lives without heavy-handed restrictions from the state Capitol,” Jeffrey Hare, an secession advocate told the Denver Post.

The last state to secede was West Virginia in 1863.