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Right-wing groups such as Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys have often rallied in Portland; often, heavily armed.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Proud Boys gather Saturday, Sept. 26, in Portland, many with assault-style weapons. Five states — Oregon, along with Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections: everything from demonstrations to violence.

That's the conclusion of a new report by ACLED, a crisis-mapping project, and the research group MilitiaWatch.

They worked together to map out potential hot spots for militia-style activities around the Nov. 3 general election. The report looks at states where militias have had recruitment drives and training, where they have cultivated relationships with law enforcement and where there has been substantial engagement in anti-coronavirus-lockdown protests.

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