BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — Tired of living in a majority blue state, some Oregonians want to change the map to join Idaho. And now residents of five Oregon counties will get a chance to vote on the proposed border change.
Proponents of the measure say they want to maintain their rural values and join a Republican majority state. If approved, southern and eastern Oregon, as well as the northernmost part of California, would become part of Idaho.
Last year, the movement succeeded in getting petitions approved for circulation in two Oregon counties.
Now, their proposal called “Move Oregon’s Border” will be on the ballot in five Oregon counties this May.
If all rural counties vote “yes” on the movement, the ballot would still require agreement of the three state legislatures and Congress.