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What happened at the Capitol on Wednesday very well may have shaken some of the members of the House and the Senate.

Some Republican senators, who said they planned to object to the Electoral College results, decided not to do that after the protest at the United States Capitol turned ugly.

I understand why Republican politicians would come out against the protest at the Capitol.

But I don’t understand why a politician would change his or her decision on certifying the results of the Electoral College because of the protest.

Let’s be clear, objections should be raised because the legislator has significant reason to suspect voter fraud or cheating.

Suspected voter fraud or cheating that occurred on Nov. 3 isn’t wiped away because of a protest on Jan. 6.

Part of the constitutional duty of these elected representatives is to perform the duties required to certify votes of the Electoral College.

If these results from certain states were worthy of objection on Jan. 5, they were worthy of objection on Jan. 6.

Americans have a right to a free and fair election. They should be able to demand it.

But because some of them, a few of them, “acted out,” lawmakers changed their mind to punish those who “misbehaved.”

This doesn’t seem right. At all.

The protestors, lawmakers said, were not going to be rewarded by politicians for their “outburst.” However, what about the citizens who still have these concerns, who still have the same right to a fair and free election, who still want their vote to count but did not break the rules at the Capitol?

They’re punished because the actions of a few?

The Constitution doesn’t apply because a group of people did what these folks did on Wednesday?

It just doesn’t seem right.

It seems political.

And that’s part of what led to the actions of Wednesday. American citizens feeling they weren’t listened to, they were cheated and they have no voice.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall