A crowd of armed individuals swarmed outside the home of Michigan top election official on Saturday night, verbally attacking her with President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud.
“As my four-year-old son and I were finishing up decorating the house for Christmas on Saturday night, and he was about to sit down and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, dozens of armed individuals stood outside my home shouting obscenities and chanting into bullhorns in the dark of night,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s said in a statement.
Without directly mentioning Trump or his legal team, who have been on a crusade to falsely claim President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive electoral win was caused by voter fraud, Benson asserted that the incident was an “extension of the noise and clouded efforts to spread false information about the security and accuracy of our elections that we’ve all endured in the month since the polls closed on November 3.”
“….those unhappy with the results of this election have perpetuated an unprecedented, dangerous, egregious campaign erode the public’s confidence in the results of one of the most secure, accessible and transparent elections in our state’s history,” the state official said.
Benson’s announcement also struck a defiant note.
“Nothing about the incessant and graphic threats made outside my home, or those that flood my social media accounts, will deter me, my team, or the more than 1,600 election administrators across the state of Michigan from doing our jobs,” she said.
The remarkable thing at this moment is that there has not yet been actual political assassinations of figures deemed not properly loyal to Herr Trump.