Free State Project: Done before?

I’ve been reading about the Free State Project with interest. One interesting note from their FAQ talking about if the Feds would stop them in their endeavor:

However, these tactics [regulations on the sale of property or tightening voter registration requirements] did not stop left-liberals and socialists from taking over Vermont in a coordinated effort.

Poking around on Google for a few minutes I couldn’t find anything about it… Kibo do you know the answer?