Voters in Eastern Oregon fed up with the state’s Liberal and woke policies are gaining momentum in trying to get the Eastern part of the state to secede and officially become part of Idaho. The Greater Idaho movement, a secessionist group in Eastern Oregon, has been successful in gaining support from residents and even some key players in the state legislature.
In order for Eastern Oregon’s secession to happen, Oregon’s legislature would have to approve the plan and redraw the state’s map to conjoin the eastern counties with Idaho.
The movement, which has gained momentum in recent years after residents have become fed up with the state’s liberal policies, seeks a new direction for their part of the state.
“It makes more sense for Eastern Oregonians to get state-level governance coming from Idaho, where they share their values, share their culture, share their politics, than it does to be governed by Western Oregon,” Greater Idaho’s spokesman Matt McCaw said in an interview with Fox News Digital.
Crime and Homelessness have been increasing in the state of Oregon over the last two years thanks to the state’s liberal governance policies, particularly stemming from the city of Portland, which has arguably become America’s most dysfunctional left-wing city.
Sexual offenses in the city of Portland have increased by 10 percent and crime as a whole has increased by nearly 24 percent compared to last year.
On the movement’s website, the group levels several grievances against the liberal Oregon government that are fueling its push:
- Taxpayer-funded abortions
- Males in girls’ sports
- Homelessness and housing problems
- Statewide COVID mandates and lockdowns
Part of the group’s vision includes 15 counties in Eastern Oregon that would become part of Idaho if their movement is successful.
Here is a map showing the current breakdown of Eastern Oregon’s support for the Greater Idaho Movement. 9 counties have already voted in favor of joining Idaho.
Several of the movement’s advocates say that another reason for their proposal includes the government’s promotion of radical experiments such as allowing schools to teach critical race theory and anti-Americanism, along with radical theories on gender and sexuality.
Idaho is a preferred state for many conservatives to relocate to thanks to its low cost of living along with its low crime rates and high educational scores.
“We’re not leaving Oregon; Northwestern Oregon left us,” the movement said.
If successful gaining support from all 15 counties, the movement can force a vote for secession in the coming year.
“It’s always been a problem,” McCaw said, referring to the state voting for Joe Biden despite a large number of Eastern Oregon voting for President Trump in the 2020 election, “Because the West side has many more voters.”