Five Rural Oregon counties vote to secede to Idaho

Oregon voters in five rural counties  – Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake, have approved measures to consider joining the state of Idaho and break from Oregon.

Mike McCarter, a conservative activist who heads the group said “This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon. If Oregon really believes in liberal values such as self-determination, the Legislature won’t hold our counties captive against our will.”

“If we’re allowed to vote for which government officials we want, we should be allowed to vote for which government we want as well,” he added.

Per The Hill “Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) has said he supports incorporating more Oregonians within his state’s borders. But altering state lines is extremely unlikely.”

“Actually moving the lines would require a vote from the Oregon legislature, which is firmly controlled by Democrats. Oregon and Idaho would have to strike a formal deal, which would then need to be ratified by the U.S. Congress,” the report adds.