Another Oregon county votes to join conservative Idaho and secede from crime-infested blue state
05/26/2024 // Belle Carter // Views

After a vote on Tuesday, May 21, Crook County, Oregon became the latest to approve the "Greater Idaho Measure," following 12 other counties that have passed measures to secede from Democrat-controlled Oregon to be included in neighboring, Republican-dominated Idaho, believing that the Gem State can better represent their conservative values.

The measure, known as Measure 7-86, passed with 53 percent approving efforts to continue negotiations with the state government to move Oregon's border to include Crook County in Idaho.

Organizers of Measure 7-86 said the decision to secede is because of the state's progressive policies and high crime rates. They also claimed to have been alienated in Oregon. Crook County is moving to Idaho to enable citizens to benefit from reduced taxes as well as improved governance and representation.

"The Oregon/Idaho line was established 163 years ago and is now outdated.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," wrote the group Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho. The group's organizers are appealing to Oregonians who feel that their economic potential is being held back by the state government's taxes and other regulations.

"We'll still have federal and Idaho regulations and that's plenty," the group noted. "Idaho knows how to respect rural counties and their livelihoods."

Even voters who oppose Greater Idaho are tired of being governed by Oregon Democrats

According to a report on USA Today, even voters who oppose the measure to secede said they are tired of the dictates from liberal lawmakers in the state capital of Salem and the state's largest urban area of Portland.

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These disaffected voters cited measures like the legalization of marijuana, efforts to restrict the use of fossil fuels, gun control measures and how the state handled the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as reasons for their distress.

Moreover, a recent poll revealed that the majority of Idahoans support Oregon's measure. A separate survey also indicated that more than 25 percent of people support the secession of states.

Meanwhile, Ryan D. Griffiths, a political science professor at Syracuse University, said that, like other secession efforts, the "Greater Idaho Movement" lacks a significant groundswell of public support and in most cases is more of a referendum on state-level governance.

"It's a pipe dream, in a way. What they're doing is partly performative, for ideological purposes," he said. "A lot of time, secessionist movements are really just bargaining efforts."

"The voters of eastern Oregon have spoken loudly and clearly about their desire to see border talks move forward," said Matt McCaw, executive director of the Citizens for Greater Idaho. "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."

He called on the Oregon governor, the speaker of the House and the Senate president – all Democrats – to sit down with them so that they can discuss the next steps towards changing governance for eastern Oregonians, as well as for the legislature to begin holding hearings on what a potential border change will look like.

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Watch the video below that talks about the constitutional issues of the movement for "Greater Idaho."

This video is from the Win in Court (U.S.A.) channel on

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