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Several 'Stop The Steal' Capitol Rioters Reportedly Didn't Even Bother To Vote In 2020 Election

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In a shocking turn of events that should probably not be surprising to anyone, it seems many of the rioters who stormed the Capitol last month didn't even vote in the very election of which they were trying to "stop the steal."

According to an analysis by CNN, at least eight of the people facing criminal charges for their role in the coup attempt did not vote last November.

CNN analyzed the voting records of more than 80 people who were arrested for their roles in the January 6 incident.

They ranged in age from 21 to 65 and hailed from several different states.

Among those who didn't vote was an elderly man who was found in his van with a loaded gun and several rounds of ammunition, and a young Missouri woman who was seen on Snapchat showing off a piece of Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's nameplate that had been ripped from the entrance to her office.

Another of the insurrectionists CNN analyzed was 25-year-old Jack Griffith from Tennessee.

Following the Capitol riot, Griffith posted a sad, demoralized message on social media that lamented Trump's inability to hold on to power.

"I hate to be that guy, but The New World Order beat us. Trump was our greatest champion, and it still wasn't enough. He tried his very best. He did so much, but he's only one man..."

According to CNN's analysis, Griffith did not vote in 2020.

Instead, he helped storm the Capitol and is now facing criminal charges.

According to Jessica Stern, a professor at Boston University and an expert on extremism, the insurrectionists may have chosen not to vote simply because they believed Trump's so-called "Big Lie" rhetoric that the election was "rigged" in favor of Democratic President Joe Biden anyway.

On Twitter, people pretty much couldn't believe what they were reading.










If convicted of the crimes with which they are charged, many Capitol insurrectionists will face prison sentences of up to 20 years in some cases.

Elections have consequences, as they say, especially when you choose not to vote in them.