by Phillip Stucky
Over half of the anti-President-elect Donald Trump protesters arrested in Portland, Ore., didn’t vote last Tuesday, according to a Monday report by Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC.
Seventy of the 112 protesters that were arrested over the course of the weekend didn’t show up to the polls as of press time, but investigators are still looking up 17 additional protesters’ voter status.
Voter records reveal that 35 of the protesters were registered and requested an absentee ballot, but failed to return the ballot; an astounding 25 protesters out of the 112 weren’t even registered to vote. Only 25 protesters who took to the streets to protest the election voted.
Portland police were forced to declare the protests “riots” after rioters smashed windows and attacked police last Friday. The damage was described by The Portland Mercury as “widespread.”