Republicans in Oregon want to join Idaho

The Greater Idaho movement by some Republicans in eastern Oregon seeks to change the state’s borders so they can join Idaho, because they feel like their politics don’t fit in the very Democratic state. Chris Cillizza explains big picture of what the Oregon/Idaho drama tells us about polarization in the country.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/18/politics/greater-idaho-oregon/index.html.

Oregon Presidential Race Results: Hillary Clinton Wins
https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2016/results/oregon-president-clinton-trump.

Legal Information Institute
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleiv.

How do the US states change their borders? Who is in charge of this?
https://www.quora.com/How-do-the-US-states-change-their-borders-Who-is-in-charge-of-this.

Geography Timeline: 13 Key Moments That Changed U.S. Boundaries
https://www.thoughtco.com/moments-that-changed-united-states-boundaries-1435443.

VEXIT: West Virginia extends 158-year-old invitation for unhappy Virginians to join state
https://wset.com/news/local/vexit-west-virginia-extends-158-year-old-invitation-for-va-localities-to-join-state.

On the day after, Republicans face a blue Virginia
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/republicans-wake-to-a-blue-virginia/2019/11/06/241923dc-0004-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html.

West Virginia enters the Union
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/west-virginia-enters-the-union.

8. Partisan animosity, personal politics, views of Trump
https://www.people-press.org/2017/10/05/8-partisan-animosity-personal-politics-views-of-trump/.

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