I am not familiar with legal details of this matter, but apparently 11 counties in Colorado with 365,000 people can vote to secede from the state and form their own, tentatively named North Colorado. If so, they would get two senators and one representative (taken from somewhere else as that body has limited itself to 435 seats).
They say Colorado proper is too leftish. The article describes Governor john Hickenlooper, a descendant of local old money aristocrats and a right-wing Democrat, as a progressive. The Governor wants to reach out to the disaffected northerners – something he’s never done for progressives.
It’s odd – Washington, DC with 632,000 residents has no representation in Congress. Alienated Coloradans can decide for themselves on such matters?