Mainstream media is telling us that loyal Trump voters stormed the Capitol in an attempted “coup.” Yet records show that some of the rioters didn’t even vote in the very election they were protesting.
January Stop The Steal rally at the Capitol
One was Donovan Crowl, an ex-Marine who charged toward a Capitol entrance in paramilitary garb on January 6 as the Pro-Trump crowd chanted “who’s our President?”
Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the patriot group the Oath Keepers.
His mother told CNN that he previously told her “they were going to overtake the government if they tried to take Trump’s presidency from him.” She said he had become increasingly angry during the Obama administration and that she was aware of his support for former President Donald Trump.
Despite these apparent pro-Trump views, a county election official in Ohio told CNN that he registered in 2013 but “never voted nor responded to any of our confirmation notices to keep him registered,” so he was removed from the voter rolls at the end of 2020 and the state said he was not registered in Ohio. A county clerk in Illinois, where Crowl was once registered, also confirmed he was not an active voter anywhere in the state.
Crowl was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of destruction of government property and conspiracy for allegedly coordinating with others to plan their attack. He remains in custody after a judge said, “The suggestion to release him to a residence with nine firearms is a non-starter.” In an interview cited by the government, Crowl told the New Yorker that he had peaceful intentions and claimed he had protected the police.
WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police body-camera video, played by prosecutors in a federal court hearing, shows a brutal attack on police during the Capitol riot on January 6 pic.twitter.com/SImfppQhks
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 31, 2021
Radical Lefties infiltrate Trump rally
Many involved in the insurrection professed to be motivated by patriotism. 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.