PORTLAND, Ore. — 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.
KGW is still working to verify voting records for the remaining 17 protesters who were arrested.
I've been very up front with this election and everything that has ensued. I said many times that I don't like Trump or Hillary, but respect people's decision either way because there was no great candidate. That being said I think anybody who protests the election is a huge loser and I'd think that if people were protesting Hillary if she won.
This news from Oregon is absolutely insane to me. If you hate Trump, cool. Hate him all you want but it doesn't change that facts that he won fair and square. I would think though if you're going to go through all the trouble to protest him winning that you'd at least vote against him. Now I get it both candidates suck and if you didn't wanna support either of them then I guess that's cool that is your right. But do not fucking protest when you were too lazy to go vote. You lose your right to complain. If you hate Trump more vote for Hillary. If you hate Hillary more vote for Trump. You gotta pick a side, think of it more so voting against who you dislike more which is exactly what I did.
You realize one of them had to win right? Like not voting for either doesn't change the fact that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump was going to become President. Sorry Bernie bros.
I hate protesters for anything, even if I agree with their stance. I just think there's better ways to go about things. Mainly because this generation has ruined protesting. However it is your right and if you're not causing problems I guess go at it... but protesting something YOU COULD'VE HAD A SAY IN but chose to abstain from is quite possibly the most outrageous thing I've ever seen. You shouldn't get the right to protest. If you protest something that you don't like when you didn't do the one actual thing you could've done to potentially change the outcome you should be thrown in jail for being too stupid to be a part of actual society. We cannot have these people roaming our streets.
Man I don't understand how this country is full of so many idiots. Like I can't comprehend what goes through somebody who didn't even fucking vote that decides they're going to protest and election they decided to not be a part of.