The big divide these days isn’t really North vs. South.
It is rural vs. urban, working class vs. professional class, populist vs. modernist, nationalist vs. cosmopolitan. Wokeness is another big marker of the divide especially in the Pacific Northwest.
“Five eastern Oregon counties voted Tuesday in favor of considering becoming part of Idaho. Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur and Sherman counties join Union and Jefferson, which voted last year to require county officials to study or promote joining Idaho.
Grant voted 1,471 to 895 for county officials “to meet and discuss relocating Idaho border.”
Lake voted 1,341 to 463 for the “relocation of Idaho border” to be taken up in “county board of commissioners meetings.” …”
Who can blame them for wanting to dissolve the Union with Portland? Even the people who live in Portland are now saying it is over. Portland has become the national posterchild of woke progressive insanity and misgovernance. They want to put that shit in all the public schools.
“In rural Oregon, voters in several counties want their state to go from Democratic blue to Republican red — and to do that, they hope to leave Oregon altogether and join neighboring Idaho. Five counties approved ballot measures this week, joining two others that had already voted in favor of the idea.
“This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon,” said Mike McCarter, president of the advocacy group Citizens for Greater Idaho.
He added, “If we’re allowed to vote for which government officials we want, we should be allowed to vote for which government we want as well.”
All seven counties voted heavily for former President Donald Trump — whose name appears 17 times in the advocacy group’s 41-page proposal to shift the borders.
In the movement led by McCarter, conservative voters want to reshuffle counties in eastern and southern Oregon, making them part of Idaho. The plan’s backers want to get ballot initiatives placed on the ballot in more of Oregon’s 36 counties. …”
There are still regional cultural divides though. The fault line between the Left Coast and the Far West is heating up as the people who live in Metro Seattle and Portland go insane.