Fed-up Oregonians petition to become part of Idaho

Fed-up Oregonians petition to become part of Idaho
Map: Greater Idaho Group via USA Today

[Ed. – Their map looks like they have buy-in from some folks in California too.  They’re proposing this for a major chunk of Oregon.  This isn’t a lot of population we’re talking about, but it’s a whole lot of land.]

The movement secured initial approval from two counties and aims to get enough signatures to put the proposal on ballots in November, according to the group called Greater Idaho.

If the group succeeds, voters in southeast Oregon may see a question on whether their county should become part of Idaho by redrawing the border.

“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” Mike McCarter, one of the chief petitioners, said in a news release. “We tried voting those legislators out, but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”

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