More than half of anti-Trump protesters arrested in Oregon didn’t vote in that state

More than half of anti-Trump protesters arrested in Oregon didn’t vote in that state
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Can you say astroturf? The so-called spontaneous mobs that have been protesting the election of Donald Trump should be able to help you with that word. These professional “community organizers” have been practicing the technique all over the country since the election one week ago.

Yesterday, LU’s Web Crawler carried word that a fleet of parked chartered buses had been captured on video in Chicago, waiting to ferry throngs of shameful hired “plants” to their protest venues.

Portand, Ore., NBC affiliate KGW has a report indicating that “more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records.”

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.

Democrats, who have largely supportive of the protests, even when they turn violent, have insisted these are grass roots demonstrations. Something tells me they will selectively tune out this story.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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