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Greater Idaho Movement Gains Two More Oregon Counties


The mid-term elections held on Tuesday (November 8th, 2022) included a few interesting county-level and state-level ballot propositions in several states. But in this article, I'll be focusing on Oregon.

First, for some background, take a couple of minutes to read this article, from a liberal publication:

Gun laws, abortion, taxes: Why Eastern Oregon is voting to join Idaho.

The votes in favor of partitioning Oregon for attachment to Idaho passed easily in both Morrow County and Wheeler County. There are now 11 counties in central and eastern Oregon that have passed Greater Idaho ballot measures.  Most of these propositions passed with 62% or more majorities.  Before Tuesday's vote, there were nine counties: Sherman, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, Grant, Malheur, Baker, and Union. And now, Morrow (60% of the vote) and Wheeler (58% of the vote) counties have joined in.


Another ballot measure on Tuesday was the statewide Oregon Ballot Measure 114. This is a horrible piece of anti-gun legislation. It would require a permit from the state government to simply possess any modern (post-1898) firearm – complete with fingerprinting, background checks, and mandatory training. Another provision of the law would completely ban any magazine holding more than 10 cartridges, with NO grandfather clause! As I'm writing this on the morning of November 10th, it appears that this measure passed with 50.9% of the vote. As usual, for Oregon, it is the more populous and liberal western counties that favored this ballot measure. The vote map shows that it was overwhelmingly opposed by folks in southwestern, central, and eastern Oregon, but sadly they are outnumbered by the state's "wet-siders."