I’ve heard of people leaving a state because it was too liberal but never heard of entire county leaving a state.
Well that has changed because five counties in Oregon have decided they’ve had enough of the Democrat infested state of Oregon and now are looking to become part of the state of Idaho.
Baker, Lake, Grant, Malheur and Sherman counties will hold a vote that will decide whether they’ll be officially detached from the blue state of Oregon and joined to the red state of Idaho.
The decision by the counties to hold a vote for succession from Oregon was made because of Democrat Gov. Kate Brown’s awful response to COVID-19 and her complete ignorance of the infiltration of Antifa across the state.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) February 24, 2021
Tired of living in a blue state, some Oregonians want to change the map to join Idaho. And now residents of five Oregon counties will get a chance to vote on the proposed border change.https://t.co/LWq9J81BP1
— KOMO News (@komonews) February 22, 2021
The Washington Times covered the interesting move by the counties:
Five Oregon counties will ask voters in the next election whether they want to detach from the deep-blue state and join neighboring red-state Idaho.
Move Oregon’s Border, also known as Greater Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the initiative to move swaths of largely rural eastern and southern Oregon into Idaho qualified for the May 18 special election ballot in five counties: Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur and Sherman.
“Oregon is a powder keg because counties that belong in a red-state like Idaho are ruled by Portlanders,” said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon’s Border, in a statement.
He cited the impact of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s novel coronavirus restrictions; ongoing Antifa unrest in Portland; a state task force’s unsuccessful effort to prioritize “Black, Indigenous and people of color” for novel coronavirus vaccines, and what he described as the state legislature’s bias in favor of Portland over rural communities.
Greater Idaho will be on the ballot in 5 counties in May
Ballot initiatives regarding moving the Oregon/Idaho border will be on the May 18, 2021 ballot in five Oregon counties. Read more and Help our campaign! https://t.co/kao5MPhj5h pic.twitter.com/ajvfcTRg8r
— Move Oregon's Border (@GreaterIdaho) February 21, 2021
KOMO News added to the intriguing story too:
Tired of living in a blue state, some Oregonians want to change the map to join Idaho. And now residents of five Oregon counties will get a chance to vote on the proposed border change.
Proponents of the measure say they want to maintain their rural values and join a Republican majority state.
If approved, southern and eastern Oregon, as well as the northernmost part of California, would become part of Idaho.
Last year, the movement dubbed “Greater Idaho” succeeded in getting petitions approved for circulation in two Oregon counties.
Now, their proposal called “Move Oregon’s Border” will be on the ballot in five Oregon counties this May.
Do you think this is a good idea?