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Hundreds gather at State Capitol Building to protest election results

Dozens walk across the State Capitol's grounds near the end of the "Stop the Steal" rally...
Dozens walk across the State Capitol's grounds near the end of the "Stop the Steal" rally Wednesday afternoon.(Will Thomas)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 5:12 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Many across the nation and hundreds in Cheyenne gathered Wednesday for a “Stop the Steal” rally protesting November’s Presidential Election results.

“We want to express our first amendment rights, and let the elected officials know that we’re the boss, and we’re not happy with the way some of these elections went in six states and if there’s election fraud, we want to see the machines, we want to see what people are going out to these states and finding out, we want our due process,” said Tea Party organizer, M. Lee Hasenauer.

Hasenauer praised all the people who attended and said the focus of the gathering was about getting the country back on track. He also said they want to keep the election integrity there, so Americans can have faith in the system.

People spoke and cars honked as people drove by the peaceful gathering, but for one Wyomingite, who did not want to be identified, he had strong words against the protest and supporters of President Donald Trump.

“I can only shake my head and weep for the children who are gonna reap everything that’s being sown here today. We are undermining all our tenants of our government and our democracy,” he said.

Despite the protest being peaceful, the Capitol Building was locked down and will remain locked down until regular business hours Thursday morning, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

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