On May 18, thousands of residents from rural Oregon counties voted to consider becoming part of Idaho.
Oregon has been a hot bed of riots, destruction, and hate over the past few years. We saw CHAZ set up shop and Portland mayor Ted Wheeler did nothing for weeks. Even as people were murdered and raped within the illegal borders, which were patrolled by armed guards, he refused to send in the police or national guard. He allowed businesses to be destroyed and the local residents terrorized.
Disgruntled voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker, and Malheur counties voted in favor of the proposition, joining two other counties â€” Union and Jefferson â€” that already approved the move during the November election,Â the Idaho Statesman reported.
â€œThis election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon. If Oregon really believes in liberal values such as self-determination, the Legislature wonâ€™t hold our counties captive against our will,â€ said Mike McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho. â€œIf weâ€™re allowed to vote for which government officials we want, we should be allowed to vote for which government we want as well.”
On Greater Idaho’s website:
“The Oregon/Idaho border was established 161 years ago and is now outdated,” Citizens for Greater Idaho says on its website. “It makes no sense in its current location because it doesnâ€™t match the location of the cultural divide in Oregon.
“I understand why many people want to be Idahoans,” Idaho Governor, Brad Little, a Republican, said in a statement, according toÂ FOX 12.Â “Theyâ€™re looking at Idaho fondly because of our strong economy, regulatory atmosphere and our values. Still, the decision to change Idaho and Oregonâ€™s borders would need to go through both statesâ€™ legislatures and the U.S. Congress for approval. Thereâ€™s a lot that needs to happen before the border is within the realm of possibility.”