Here’s a serious question. If you are a convicted felon, can you hold an elected office? I don’t know the answer to this, but if the law states anyone convicted of a felony cannot hold office, I don’t understand why there is even a debate here. On the other hand, if there isn’t a law on the books, then by all means the gentleman should be sworn in with no issues. The outcome should be determined by what the law on the books states, and if the law goes against the gentleman’s wishes and he still tries to hold office, then he is a lawbreaker again and will have zero credibility.