Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said dozens of armed protesters gathered threateningly outside her home Saturday night, chanting “false” claims about voter fraud.
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The Michigan authorities last month certified the results of the elections in the state, which showed the triumph of president-elect Joe Biden in that key territory, in the framework of his victory in the US presidential election on November 3.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed, contrary to the evidence, that the outcome was marred by widespread fraud in several states. State and federal authorities have repeatedly stated that there is no evidence of fraud on a significant scale, and Biden will take office on January 20.
Protesters who gathered in front of Benson’s home displayed banners reading “Stop the robbery” and chanted the same slogan, according to several videos uploaded to social media.
In a statement tweeted Sunday, Benson said protesters were trying to spread false information about the safety and accuracy of the United States electoral system. “The demands made outside my home were unequivocal, loud, and threatening.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel accused pro-Trump protesters in a separate Twitter post of engaging in “mobster behavior (which) is an affront to basic morals and decency.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has publicly clashed with Trump over state restrictions on the coronavirus, was the target of a kidnapping plot by a group of far-right militias during the election campaign, prosecutors said in October.