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Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho

November 8, 2022

The New York Post

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Ryan Griffiths


Republican voters in Eastern and Central Oregon are so fed up with liberal lawmakers that they want to break rank—and state lines—and become part of Idaho, where the Republican Party is firmly in control.

Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, says that “the bar is pretty high” for state secession in the U.S.

“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Griffiths says. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”

Read more in the New York Post article, "Gun laws, abortion, taxes: Why Eastern Oregon is voting to join Idaho."


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