This year Kansas City's faith in Democracy has been put to the test as stores boarded up before the election and there was little confidence in the peaceful transfer of power.
Now it seems there's a bit of light on the horizon during the "dark days" of Winter and we have hopeful news to report.
Worry about the weekend "pitchfork protest" was overwrought and it seems that there's not a great deal of will to contest election returns in the metro.
Despite overwhelming Prez Trump support and parades before the election, locals haven't been inspired to take to the streets given a GOP sweep in Missouri & Kansas and electoral votes slated to support the current Prez win or lose.
Sadly, the local chill is contrasted by raucous protest across the nation.Street Fight 2020
Violence has broken out in the streets of Washington DC after far-right groups clashed with counter-protesters in the aftermath of a march by conservatives protesting against US president-elect Joe Biden's election victory.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Police in Olympia arrested one person Saturday afternoon following a shooting at a violent protest between two heavily armed groups near the Capital building. The Thurston County sheriff's office confirmed the arrest but didn't immediately release details. The Olympia Police Department said the person who was shot was taken to a hospital by other civilians.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones accused of inciting violence after saying Biden will be removed 'one way or the other'
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has told a Trump rally that president-elect Joe Biden will be removed "one way or the other" leading to calls for the Secret Service or FBI to investigate him for attempting to incite violence.
Outrage Across USA
Encouraged by President Trump's dangerous rhetoric of refusing to accept the results of the election, his supporters - including far-right groups - rioted on the streets of Washington, DC and Olympia, Washington, on Saturday night, resulting in violence, injuries, and multiple arrests.
Talk Of Treason
Supporters of President Donald Trump demonstrated against the results of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday, in a series of rallies that underscored the hold the president retains on backers both within and outside the Republican Party.
And so . . .
As the electoral college meets tomorrow and Joe Biden will unquestioningly become The Prez-Elect . . . We can only hope KCMO maintains our chill and finds peace amid the holidays.