“The voter was concerned for his safety and, rather than proceeding to the drop box, instead left without depositing his ballot.”
The message was directed at right-wing paramilitary groups that have talked of a civil war commencing as the vote is counted.
The Proud Boys are rallying in North Portland and vowing revenge on antifascist protesters.
“Portland has become a proxy for a reelection campaign, and for alt-right and white nationalist paramilitaries and vigilantes who want to live out their fantasy of racial war.”
Several speakers gently chastised the mayor for what they described as language that equated antifascist activists with the right-wing forces they oppose.
City Council will vote on Mayor Ted Wheeler’s protest ordinance on Nov. 14.