Oregon ‘Greater Idaho’ secession petition makes national headlines
By NW Spotlight,
The petition to secede part of rural Oregon and rural California to Idaho has now gained national attention. It has been featured in USA Today, Washington Post, Fox News and even the Drudge Report.
The plan is to create a new state called “Greater Idaho” which would take most of rural Oregon and leave the counties from Eugene to Portland under the old Oregon system.
Co-chief petitioner Mike McCarter, said, “Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values. We tried voting those legislators out, but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”