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Seven Oregon Counties Hope to Escape Blue State, Join Republican State of Idaho

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After statewide shutdowns and endless riots that have overcome cities across Oregon, it appears that some of these counties are ready to make a bid for seceding Oregon’s political grasp on the lives of its residents and joining Idaho. 

A total of seven Oregon counties have submitted ballot measures to secede from Oregon and join Idaho, a predominantly Republican state. 

As noted by the Oregon Public Broadcasting website, the measures are a far shot from approval without support from both Oregon and Idaho legislatures, along with approval from Congress. 

“I would say better than 50-50. That’s my projection,” said Mike McCarter when discussing the likelihood of the measures’ approval. “We are not doing this to send a message. The purpose is to actually allow these counties to become a part of the state of Idaho.” 

72-year-old McCarter and his organization have led the charge for the seven counties to adopt more of the Republican ideals and value found in the neighboring state by seceding Oregon and its misguided leadership. 

“This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon,” said McCarter, “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.” 

Riots that occurred throughout Oregon, most notably Portland, since the death of George Floyd in May 2020 led to millions of dollars in infrastructure damage and rise in crime rates that have crippled the state. 

As the exodus from blue states continues also due to last year’s COVID lockdowns, people are waking up to the type of restraint and blind power these states can impose,  

The bluest spots on our nation’s map continue to lose both supporters and advocates, an interesting dilemma counter to the media’s portrayal of Democratic governors and mayors that have repeatedly failed to keep their people safe.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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  1. For centuries we have just packed our shit and moved to places we wanted to be. But I suppose these are the kind that have a relationship with their land. Generations and stuff. That part of Oregon is pretty awesome. Everything is tall there and you have to let the gas station attendant pump your gas. Their rule

  2. I hope this works, and that citizens of other states take similar measures. Eastern Washington might go to Idaho, Man With No Name mentioned Illinois, southern Virginia would likely secede from northern Virginia, and I’m sure there are others.

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