Colorado's politics have become positively Californian lately. There are new restrictions on guns. Pot is legal. The legislative agenda featured an expansion of alternative-energy use requirements for rural consumers. Gay couples can now enter into civil unions. There's a reason for all this. Lots of Californians have moved to Denver and its environs, bringing a progressive strain of politics with them and angering more conservative parts of the state — so much so that 10 northeastern counties are planning symbolic but serious votes on secession this fall. Conservatives have discovered that living on the far side of the Rockies is no longer far enough to get away from the influence of West Coast liberals/Alan Greenblatt, NPR. More here.
Question: If migrating Californians are turned the West blue … what happened in Idaho?