Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she was threatened by Trump supporters who gathered outside her home.
Some reportedly had firewarms with them.
Benson said “The demands made outside my home were unambiguous, loud and threatening. They targeted me in my role as Michigan’s Chief Election Officer.”
She added “But the threats of those gathered weren’t actually aimed at me ― or any other elected officials in this state. They were aimed at the voters.”
According to Michigan State Police officers responded to about 20-30 protesters, some carrying weapons, gathered outside the home of Benson Saturday night.
Police say no protesters were arrested and the crowd dispersed once officers arrived.
Benson released the following statement on Twitter:
The individuals gathered outside my home targeted me as Michigan’s Chief Election officer. But their threats were actually aimed at the 5.5million Michigan citizens who voted in this fall’s election, seeking to overturn their will. They will not succeed in doing so. My statement: pic.twitter.com/RSUnPSN4Aa
— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) December 7, 2020
Michigan AG Dana Nessel issued the following statement:
.@MIAttyGen @dananessel and Wayne County Prosecutor @KymLWorthy issued the following joint statement regarding the protest in front of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home Saturday night: pic.twitter.com/RTTO5F2JEu
— Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (@MIAttyGen) December 7, 2020