Voters in multiple Oregon counties signal support for seceding from the state and joining Idaho

Voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties recently approved ballot measures.

Updated: May 19, 2021 - 8:02pm

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Voters in Oregon's Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties have shown support for the idea of seceding from the Beaver State and joining Idaho.

A ballot measure approved in Sherman County asked voters whether the county should be responsible for promoting the border shift to make the county part of Idaho. Other counties' measures will require officials to meet to discuss the prospect of joining Idaho. 

The recent votes followed similar votes in Jefferson and Union counties last year.