By: Diane Benjamin
WAND TV reported around 90 people attended yesterday’s 2nd Amendment Rights rally.
WJBC reported “over 100”.
Pantagraph reported close to 200 – usually they can’t count!
The actual count (of those who signed) was 159.
Most of the people were from Bloomington-Normal and surrounding small towns. A few came from Peoria, Canton, Bluffs, Rock Island, Joliet, East Peoria, and Pekin.
How does the media get the count wrong? On purpose?
It’s not that hard to get close: Roughly count 20% of the crowd and multiply by 5. Most of yesterday’s attendees stayed for the entire event. Many even arrived early. It’s not like the majority of the crowd had left when media showed up.
WAND has video – see it here:
Pictures here: https://blnnews.com/2018/03/04/2nd-amendment-rights-pics/
County Board member Chuck Erickson was the only elected person I saw attending.
I purposely hid complete names, but here’s proof of the actual number who attended: