More than half of the people arrested while protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s Election Day victory in Portland, didn’t vote in Oregon, according to KGW-TV.
Of the 112 people arrested in the city during the recent protests, which have turned into riots at times, at least 69 of them either didn’t turn in a ballot or they didn’t vote in Oregon.
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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.
Only 25 people who were arrested actually voted, while it was unclear whether the remaining 17 who were arrested voted or not.
Many Democratic pundits believe one reason Hillary Clinton lost the election was because many of the people who turned out to vote for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 did not do the same for Clinton in 2016. These numbers suggest there may be truth to that, considering that Portland is an extremely progressive city and that Oregon has been a very solid blue state for the last eight presidential elections.
Oregonians vote exclusively via postal mail, the first U.S. state to do so. The state passed the voting measure in 1998.