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Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
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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.

“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.

“This state protects Antifa arsonists, not normal Oregonians, it prioritizes one race above another for vaccines and program money and in the school curriculum, and it prioritizes Willamette Valley above rural Oregon,” Mr. McCarter said.

“Divisions in Oregon are getting dangerous, so we see the relocation of the border as a way to keep the peace. It’s not divisive,” Mr. McCarter said. “Oregon and Idaho are already divided by a state line. The problem is that the location of the state line was decided 161 years ago and is now outdated. Its current location doesn’t match the cultural divide in Oregon.”

Opponents have said disgruntled rural Oregonians should just move to Idaho, but Mr. McCarter said it isn’t that simple.

“We love our communities. We’re tied into them,” he said. “It’s just the state government that we can’t stand.”

The group is also reaching out to northern California counties.

Washington Times


Salmon
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
wouldn't Idaho also have to approve this?


BregmansWheelbarrow
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
They have Douglas county included in that graphic and not included on the list.


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That is such a beautiful part of the country.

I watch the YouTuber Wranglerstar a lot, he is within this area, he has been suggesting/talking about this for quite some time.

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One video about it, I believe it all began with gun ownership.

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VolsOut4Harambe
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
3 electoral vote swing?!



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GoldenBoy
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
That is going to be one weirdly shaped state.


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
So what happens after a majority votes yes? Idaho have to vote to accept them?


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
Love it. We need to see more of this.


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
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wouldn't Idaho also have to approve this?



"do you want your state to have coastline??"


"yes."


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
So in other news, rural counties don't like being governed by urban ones.


ETA: Also that map includes a lot more than 5 counties becoming part of Greater Idaho.
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
Could be a problem for me, would have to drive a lot farther to get my weed.


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
this could lead to a fun time of shifts/potential shifts if it works. i could see areas in states like gerogia trying to get in on the action.


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
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this could lead to a fun time of shifts/potential shifts if it works.


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
Idaho. Want mountains and ocean?


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mmonro3
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
I approve of this! Those counties are better off in Idaho !


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CelticDog
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
similar was attempted by California.

damn judge prevented it from ballot on weak assed basis that it would cause temporary problems during the transition.



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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
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this could lead to a fun time of shifts/potential shifts if it works.


do they ever?

I guess eventually something like this will work...maybe?


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
What moral cause will be used to support the wholesale violence to prevent this since slavery is no longer an issue?


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J the tiger fan
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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
Greater Idaho will be great


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re: Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to 'Greater Idaho'
These counties should just form their own separate state, to offset PR or DC being made a state as far as Congressional representation and electoral votes.

As a message to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, they can game their new state "Whore-We-Gone"


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