Some Oregon residents petitioning to move border with Idaho west

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 08:32:40-05

Conservative-leaning voters in Oregon say they're frustrated with liberal policies and are petitioning to leave the state, but they say they aren't planning to move.

Instead, they say they want to move the border with Idaho westward. Greater Idaho is pushing to get enough signatures to put it on the ballot in November. Proponents say they only need to collect about 3,000 signatures from Douglas County. Nearby Josephine County would require only 2,400 signatures.

Of Oregon's 36 counties, only 14 would remain if the group had its way, but even if local voters approve moving the state line, there are still more hurdles.

Both the Idaho and Oregon legislatures would have to approve, then it would still require an act of congress to finalize.