Voter Registration Data Show Nonvoters and Dems Among Those At Capitol Intrusion


Donovan Crowl was painted as a pro-Trump extremist. An ex-Marine, he’s been charged for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot along with two other members of the Oath Keepers, a militia group that recruits veterans and first responders.

Yet, he couldn’t be bothered to vote for President Donald Trump in November — or anyone else, for that matter. His case highlights an important point about those accused.

According to CNN, the 50-year-old Crowl is one of a number of those arrested for their role in the Capitol incursion who didn’t cast a ballot last year. There were even others who were registered as Democrats.

Here’s CNN’s reporting from Monday: “Many involved in the insurrection professed to be motivated by patriotism, falsely declaring that Trump was the rightful winner of the election. Yet at least eight of the people who are now facing criminal charges for their involvement in the events at the Capitol did not vote in the November 2020 presidential election, according to an analysis of voting records from the states where protestors were arrested and those states where public records show they have lived. They came from states around the country and ranged in age from 21 to 65.

“To determine who voted in November, CNN obtained voting records for more than 80 of the initial arrestees. Most voted in the presidential election, and while many were registered Republicans, a handful were registered as Democrats in those jurisdictions that provided party information — though who someone votes for is not publicly disclosed.”

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