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.
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Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho
Oregon Presidential Race Results: Hillary Clinton Wins
Legal Information Institute
How do the US states change their borders? Who is in charge of this?
Geography Timeline: 13 Key Moments That Changed U.S. Boundaries
VEXIT: West Virginia extends 158-year-old invitation for unhappy Virginians to join state
On the day after, Republicans face a blue Virginia
West Virginia enters the Union
8. Partisan animosity, personal politics, views of Trump
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