13th Oregon County Votes to Leave Oregon and Join Idaho

13th Oregon County Votes to Leave Oregon and Join Idaho
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May 22, 2024

Devan Markham. News Nation.

Residents in Crook County, Oregon, approved the “Greater Idaho” measure Tuesday that would require the county to proceed with efforts to secede from the state and join Idaho.

Voters passed the measure with 53%, making it the 13th county in eastern Oregon to approve it.

“The voters of eastern Oregon have spoken loudly and clearly about their desire to see border talks move forward.  With this latest result in Crook County, there’s no excuse left for the Legislature and Governor to continue to ignore the people’s wishes,” Greater Idaho Executive Director Matt McCaw said in a statement.

Conservative residents in eastern Oregon have been ready to part ways with their liberal neighbors to the west, looking to secede from the state and join Idaho.

Conflicting views on crime and social policies have created a large divide between the bigger cities and rural areas, sparking efforts to secede.

If the counties are successful in seceding, Oregon’s border would shift 200 miles west, according to the measure.

“The Oregon/Idaho line was established 163 years ago and is now outdated. It makes no sense in its current location because it doesn’t match the location of the cultural divide in Oregon,” the movement said on its website.

Original News Nation article here.

Greater Idaho website here.


The people in non urban Oregon have the same problem as the people in non urban NSW and Victoria; their State is insurmountably dominated by its much larger urban population, with corresponding legislation and governance detrimental to its non urban population.

The Riverina State Group is proposing area limits on electorates to ensure the The Riverina State does not reproduce the same fatal flaw as in NSW and Victoria.

More information on area limits here.

David Landini

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