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AG calls gathering of protestors outside of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s house “disturbing”

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Over the weekend protestors, some of them armed, gathered outside the house of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to protest the results of the presidential election.

Benson said protestors threats outside her house that were unambiguous” and “loud” targeting her role as Michigan’s Chief Election Officer.

The protests were an extension of  “the noise and clouded efforts to spread false information about the security and accuracy of our elections,” Secretary Benson said in a statement.

State officials from both parties have condemned the protest. In a statement, Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield said Benson was “simply trying to do her job” in overseeing the election.

But Attorney General Dana Nessel says the questions about the accuracy of the state’s election have been fueled by republicans at both the state and federal level.

“As long as they aren’t willing to step forward and say these were fair elections this is going to continue to happen because people believe democracy has been undermined when we know it has not,” she said.

Nessel said she was watching a rally President Trump held in Georgia just before the protest outside of Benson’s house.

“And I saw him do the same thing he’s done many times which is to circulate these debunked claims of election fraud which we know did not occur and have been disproven time and time again.”

Nessel said charges against the protestors are unlikely but if she receives any requests to assist with prosecution, she will take it “very seriously.”