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Thursday’s horrific mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon has everyone looking for answers and motives to how a young man became a monster–and some are jumping too quickly to conclusions.
Naturally, the media and other liberals have claimed the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old, biracial man, was a Republican
At one point in his life, Mercer tagged himself as a Republican on his dating profile. Within hours after the shooting, CBS, Raw Story, Mediate, Heavy, The Daily Beast, and scores of Twitter users pounced all over this apparent revelation.
has Fox News reported that Ore gunman was self-described "conservative" "Republican"?? http://t.co/7yhwkxdxsk— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 2, 2015
However, Red Alert Politics has discovered Mercer was in fact not a Republican or Democrat. He was a registered in Oregon as an Independent.
Oregon is a closed primary state, so registered Independents can not vote in the primaries of either party.
Here’s a screenshot of Mercer’s registration from the Oregon Secretary of State, after searching through his name and birthday – July 26, 1989. His full address has been blacked out in respect of the police investigation.