The usual leftist chants sound a bit ironic as protestors march through the streets protesting Trump’s victory. “This is what democracy looks like,” is one chant you’ll hear them shout. Though given the reality of what happened, you’d think Republicans actually would be the ones adopting that rallying cry for a change.
“Not my president” — others chant. You know who isn’t my president? Hillary Clinton.
It’s fascinating to see so many people protesting the results of a democratic election claim to be doing so in the name of democracy. Could it be because they know nothing about politics and are just a crowd of paid leftist agitators? That’s what many have been speculating — believing that George Soros is the man behind it.
Here’s a Craigslist ad the Gateway Pundit found, where the Soros funded organization in Seattle called “Washington CAN!” offering to pay $15 an hour for Trump protestors.
Obviously anyone can create a fake Craigslist ad, so here’s the proof it’s real below.
Paid or not, turns out more than half of those protesting in Portland — some of the most destructive protests we’ve seen on this topic — didn’t even vote in the election whose results they’re protesting!
As KGW Portland reported: 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.
Is the lack of voter registration and/or voting evidence that indeed many of those causing trouble are simply paid mercenaries, rather than active American citizens standing up for what they believe in? Or could it be that they just didn’t bother to exercise their voice at the ballot box, as is the way things are intended to work in a free and fair election?
Either way, wouldn’t you think the media would be all over this little detail? Of course not.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]