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By Michele Smith
The Times 

County commissioners drop idea of assessing voter interest in State of Liberty (for now)


August 6, 2020

DAYTON—On Monday, July 20, the Columbia County Commissioners considered whether to place an advisory ballot before voters in November to assess the people’s interest in becoming part of the State of Liberty. Earlier in July, they were approached by a Liberty State representative, urging them to do so.

During a work session on Monday of last week, the commissioners decided not to proceed with that.

Commissioner Ryan Rundell said he cast his vote as more of a “not yet” vote rather than a straight “no.”

When asked about the decision, Rundell said an issue as significant as this nee...

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