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5 Oregon Counties Vote to Secede From Liberal Oregon in Favor of Idaho

Douglas County, OR
Douglas County, OR

There’s been talk about Texas wanting to secede from the rest of the United States, but now the itch to leave liberal policies is inching up north. Five rural Oregon counties voted to secede from the state of Oregon and join the more politically conservative state of Idaho.

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The Idaho Statesman reports:

Thousands of people in eastern Oregon voted Tuesday for their elected officials to consider ditching their state and becoming part of Idaho.

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Voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties all voted for ballot measures that would lead to them becoming Idahoans. People in Union and Jefferson counties had already voted in favor during the November election. . .

The vote is only the first step of the “Greater Idaho” project, which would allow some Oregon counties to join a state that advocates say more closely aligns with their political preferences.

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The move has been in the works since “Move Oregon’s Border,” a Political Action Committee was formed in 2019. Breitbart reports, The Committee focuses on Oregon ballot initiatives, and “In March, Move Oregon’s Border founder Michael McCarter announced the establishment of a 501 c 4, Citizens for Greater Idaho, which will focus ‘on Idaho, Oregon, and beyond, to support the vision of Move Oregon’s Border.”

In a statement posted on the group’s website Wednesday, McCarter wrote, “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. If we’re allowed to vote for which government officials we want, we should be allowed to vote for which government we want as well.”

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Also on Wednesday, Oregon Live reported “the signature-gathering effort ‘to gain political refuge from blue states, was hampered last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s now picking up some momentum. Several prominent elected officials in Idaho, including Gov. Brad Little, have expressed support for the movement.”

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    May 21, 2021 at 10:05 am

    HOPE they get it done !! Oregon is totally screwed anyway !

  2. Terry Kaas

    May 21, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I would like to see Eastern Washington join Idaho also.

    • Jeffrey N Curran

      May 23, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      I’ve talked with a lot of people in Spokane County Washington. And unsurprisingly a overwhelming majority would love to leave the leftist, lack of leadership in Olympia. For a more down to earth conservative leadership in Idaho.

  3. Terri Bearden

    May 21, 2021 at 10:57 am

    This is a sure sign the people of this Country are tited of loss of Freedom and law and order! Good luck to those who want to secede!

  4. Jack

    May 21, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Native Oregonians since 1960 and we are sick and tired of being affilliated with Portland and all of their nonsense. All of the liberal idiots need to be flushed down with our so called governor “the brown”.
    Jackson County would be honored to be part of Idaho if given the chance.
    Our freedoms rights and thoughts align with our great Constitution and definitely NOT portland or our so called leadership.

  5. Denny Crane

    May 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Our great country is in peril due to voters wishing to push an agenda similar to the past and did not work, or they are ignorant of how radical the Democrat party has become. The last decent Democrat President was Bill Clinton, and he wanted to restrict illegal border entry. If the Democrats remain in power for another ten years, there is no doubt the red states will align more closely. It may lead to cession and the formulation of a RED state government, especially if parts of Oregon move to align with Idaho.

    • Stephen Stryker

      June 4, 2021 at 1:08 am

      “Decent” is such a strong word. I was thinking more “less radical.” There’s not much decent about either Clinton.

  6. Michael J Faunce

    May 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I am moving to New-Idaho if you do

  7. Nana Eum

    May 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

    1000000% agree! Praying Eastern Washington follows suit. I would be PROUD to be called an Idahoan!

  8. Bree

    May 23, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    YES FINALLY SOME SANITY OUT OF OREGAN!!

  9. Dawn Smith

    May 24, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Good luck supporting yourself without those all of those lovely BLUE tax dollars ,but I’m sure there are plenty of plans to provide for yourselves involving bootstraps and all !Also what about Idahoans who might not like the idea ?

    • Edward

      May 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      I don’t want BLUE Tax Dollars, I want to keep my Red Paycheck Dollars. Smaller govt. is better Govt. Everything east of the Cascades to Idaho, excepting Bend and Ashland.

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