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US Capitol riots: At least 8 charged DIDN’T VOTE in 2020 election

Some of the MAGA mob rioters who violently stormed the US Capitol to protest Joe Biden becoming president never even voted in the 2020 election. 

At least eight of the protesters who have been charged over the Capitol riots did not cast ballots in November’s election, a CNN analysis of voting records has shown. 

The mob, who declared themselves patriots, stormed the Capitol building after attending Donald Trump‘s ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington DC back on January 6. 

Among those who didn’t vote but declared that the election had been stolen included an Ohio militia member, a University of Kentucky senior, a young Tennessee man who declared the ‘Calvary is coming’ and a New Yorker ready for a revolution. 

Voting records for some of those who were charged were unavailable due to varying rules in different states. 

The majority of those arrested in the riots did cast votes.   

Among those who didn’t vote but declared that the election had been stolen included an Ohio militia member Donovan Crowl. The 50-year-old remains in custody after being indicted on destruction of government property and conspiracy charges

Ex-Marine Donovan Crowl, 50, remains in custody after being indicted on destruction of government property and conspiracy charges.

Crowl, who is allegedly a member of an Ohio militia group that is affiliated with the anti-government extremist group Oath Keepers, was not registered to vote.

A county election official said he had registered in 2013 but was removed from voter rolls last year after failing to respond to confirmation requests.

He is not registered to vote in his home state of Ohio and his attorney did not comment on Crowl’s voting history.

Crowl’s family say he previously mentioned trying to overtake the government if Trump didn’t remain president.  

University of Kentucky senior Gracyn Courtright, who has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, is registered to vote in her home state of West Virginia but didn’t do so last year.

Her attorney said she didn’t dispute not voting in 2020 but wouldn’t comment any further.

In a series of posts from her since-deleted Instagram account, Courtright wrote: ‘Can’t wait to tell my grandkids I was here’. 

University of Kentucky senior Gracyn Courtright, who has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building and posted images of the riot on Instagram, is registered to vote in her home state of West Virginia but didn't do so last year

University of Kentucky senior Gracyn Courtright, who has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building and posted images of the riot on Instagram, is registered to vote in her home state of West Virginia but didn’t do so last year

Prosecutors also say images taken inside the Capitol show Courtright carrying a Congressional 'Members Only' sign

Prosecutors also say images taken inside the Capitol show Courtright carrying a Congressional ‘Members Only’ sign

In another post she is said to have written: ‘INFAMY IS JUST AS GOOD AS FAME.’

Prosecutors also say images taken inside the Capitol show Courtright carrying a Congressional ‘Members Only’ sign.

Court documents detail a conversation she had with an FBI tipster on Instagram in which Courtright said: It ‘wasn’t like the news said’, ‘it’s history idc’, ‘I thought it was cool,’ and ‘idk what treason is’. 

Tennessee man Jack Griffith is facing violent entry or disorderly conduct charges for his alleged involvement in the riots.

Voting records show that Griffith, who has lived in both Tennessee and Alabama, did not vote last year in either state.

He previously voted in 2016 and 2018 but it is not clear who he voted for.

His attorney would not comment on voting records.

The 25-year-old had boasted on Facebook that the ‘cavalry is coming’ after he arrived in Washington DC.

After leaving, he wrote: ‘I hate to be that guy, but The New World Order beat us,’ he wrote. ‘Trump was our greatest champion, and it still wasn’t enough. He tried his very best. He did so much, but he’s only one man…I even helped stormed(sic) the capitol today, but it only made things worse…Why, God? Why? WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US? Unless…Trump still has a plan?’ 

New York man Edward Jacob Lang faces charges of assault, resisting or impeding officers, civil disorder and violence entry for his involvement in the riots. On the day of the riots, Lang shared posts on social media saying he was ready for the revolution as he stood on the steps of the Capitol

New York man Edward Jacob Lang faces charges of assault, resisting or impeding officers, civil disorder and violence entry for his involvement in the riots. On the day of the riots, Lang shared posts on social media saying he was ready for the revolution as he stood on the steps of the Capitol

Jack Griffith

Jack Griffith

Tennessee man Jack Griffith is facing violent entry or disorderly conduct charges for his alleged involvement in the riots. Voting records show that Griffith, who has lived in both Tennessee and Alabama, did not vote last year in either state

Meanwhile, New York man Edward Jacob Lang faces charges of assault, resisting or impeding officers, civil disorder and violence entry for his involvement in the riots.

New York state officials confirmed that the 25-year-old did not vote in the 2020 election.

He is, however, registered to vote and had done so in past elections.

His attorney said Lang had submitted an absentee ballot.

A records request confirming his absentee ballot has not yet been confirmed.

His attorney described Lang as a ‘Libertarian’ and a ‘naive, impressionable young man’ provoked by Trump.

‘He is not a devout Trump supporter, but believes that those taking office will not uphold citizens’ First and Second Amendment rights,’ the attorney said.

On the day of the riots, Lang shared posts on social media saying he was ready for the revolution as he stood on the steps of the Capitol.

‘1776 has commenced,’ he wrote in one post.

Another said: ‘I was the leader of Liberty today. Arrest me. You are on the wrong side of history.’

Prosecutors have said there is surveillance footage of him wearing a gas mask and trying to attack officers with a baseball bat. 

Among the others who didn’t vote last year was 65-year-old Georgia man Grant Moore. Authorities say Moore was arrested on weapons charges after being found in DC with ammunition and a handgun.

Vaughn A. Gordon, a 55-year-old from Louisiana who isn’t recorded as voting, was arrested after bragging that he walked around the Capitol building for two hours.

There are also no voting records for Michael Curzio, who served eight years for attempted murder, and 21-year-old Missouri woman Emily Hernandez.


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