Tuesday, November 15, 2016

More Than Half Of Portland Anti-Trump Protesters Didn't Vote In Oregon

This is of no help to anyone.

In the wake of the recent anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon, the local NBC affiliate dug into voting records and found most of those arrested at the protest had not voted in Oregon in the presidential campaign.

At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state.

KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during recent protests. Those names and ages, provided by police, were then compared to state voter logs by Multnomah County Elections officials.

Records show 34 of the protesters arrested didn’t return a ballot for the November 8 election. Thirty-five of the demonstrators taken into custody weren’t registered to vote in Oregon.

Twenty-five protesters who were arrested did vote.

I should note the report says 35 protesters weren't registered to vote in Oregon. That doesn't mean they didn't vote in the election. Perhaps they traveled from out of state to join the protest effort.

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