On Tuesday, voters in five counties in eastern Oregon urged county officials to begin to promote border relocation and joining Idaho.
The counties — Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake — join Jefferson and Union counties, whose voters applied to join Idaho last year, in their planned secession to what is being called “Greater Idaho.”
While President Biden was favored 56 to 40 percent ahead of former President Donald Trump statewide, these five counties heavily favored Trump over Biden with up to 69-79 percent of the vote going to Trump.
The group, Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho, is behind the effort. In addition to rural eastern Oregon, the planned Greater Idaho would also encompass large swathes of northeastern California.
Last year, a drive “to seek refuge from the blue states” was stalled after petitioners seeking signatures to place the item on the ballot said COVID-19 stopped their efforts.
“This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon. If Oregon really believes in liberal values such as self-determination, the Legislature won’t hold our counties captive against our will,” Mike McCarter, lead petitioner, said.
Last year McCarter said that the movement was a “peaceful revolution” and that the vote would be a crucial decision between rural and urban areas.
Any such change in the state’s boundaries would require ratification by the Oregon Legislature, which is controlled by Democrats. From there Oregon and Idaho would have to sign a formal agreement, which will then have to be ratified by the U.S. Congress.
Congress has only allowed for such a change on three instances, the last in 1863 when West Virginia was created during the Civil War.
Future elections on similar ballot items will be held for residents of Harney County and Douglas County.
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Leftists just can’t get it through their heads just how sick of them most Americans are.
I wish these folks WELL IN THEIR attempt to split off from portlandistan!
Cheez that was tried by long Islanders a bit back and we are still enslaved by the NYC crowd who out number us. Maybe we will have to try again.
The last time it happened the majority was on the Union’s side. The south wanted succession but of course were denied. There was no fairness then and there will not be again. Pelosi will arrange for the CA NG to stop it :). This time around evil is the majority of the USA. Remember that Christianity was strong in the 1860’s. Christianity is being shut down and the left would like to class it with Nazi’s and KKK. New Testament is clear they will persecute us in the end. You see what’s happening in GB and France. In one 4 yr period 400 Churches were burned to the ground in France and about the same number of mosque’s appeared. Only Spain, Poland and Hungaria are trying to protect Christians.
More Christians have been martyred in the 20th century then in the combined previous 19 centuries. Give that a minute to sink in. The church of Satan wants to perform abortions during mass. There is nothing illegal about it if they set up a proper facility and get a license. California will be happy to accommodate them. We will see in time if that happens. One thing is for sure, when it rains it pours.
I give the people who want to secede from Oregon credit, however the liberals who control the state legislature will never allow it to happen. The liberals would lose a tax base, through secession and they would not want to do that, as the liberals have their sick social justice programs.
While i fear you’re right, i would LOVE TO SEE You be proven wrong.
Words cannot express, well, those that won’t make it past the editors, how totally I’m fed up with leftists. They surely must have mental problems.
Pre political “correctness” it was properly called demon possession.
PITY we let them take OVER the medical establishment, which is WHY this stuff is no logner seen as a mental illness..
I know some conservative people in Idaho. They do not want people who have been brainwashed in Oregon to join their state; bringing more liberals to further pollute the political purity that was, but isn’t, there today.
This is why many Texans want to keep more Californians from ruining Texas.
In short, California-ism is a cancer that others wish to avoid. To this; let California become an independent nation when watch it implode with continued insane spending and other communist practices. No “foreign aid” for the People’s Republic of California.
For years, i’ve been saying many RED states, should have TRIED to limit, if not outright stop the exodus of liberals FROM Commiefornia, SO THOSE FOLKS didn’t turn their state blue.. HERE’s looking at you Oregon and Colorado!
As per lucifer’s UN(NWO)’s Agenda 21, city sheeple now out vote the rurals and vote in criminals.
Hope the peaceful way prevails but not got high hopes.
I would love to see that happen. Even better would be for Eastern Washington to join them. It could be called The Constitutional Republic of Idaho.
OR better yet, BOTH the eastern portions of Oregon and Washington, BECOME THEIR OWN STATE…