Movement to form ‘Greater Idaho’ gains steam as two rural Oregon counties vote to consider joining Idaho

PORTLAND, Ore. — With a Democratic supermajority in the Oregon legislature and increasingly left-leaning urban areas, conservative rural Oregonians have long felt left out of state politics.


Some of these conservative Oregonians are trying to leave the state all together to preserve their values. But they don’t plan to physically move anywhere — it’s Oregon’s borders they want to move to form a “Greater Idaho” (the movement’s slogan, not a suggested name).