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State Attorney General Nessel investigating threats against members of Wayne County Board of Canvassers

AG Dana Nessel
Posted at 12:02 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 12:02:27-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her department is actively investigating threats made against members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.

“We will investigate any credible complaints of threats to government officials, elected or appointed, and will prosecute criminal conduct to the fullest extent of the law," Nessel said. "Serving the people – regardless of party – is an honorable but sometimes difficult and thankless task. And while many of us have been subjected to hateful and often obscene insults, threats of violence and harm will not be tolerated.”

During the meeting for the State Board of Canvassers Monday, Monica Palmer said she has received threats since the Wayne County Board of Canvassers meeting.

She said that she's received texts with graphic photos, saying her family should be fearful for their lives.

Nessel’s Criminal Investigations Division initiated its investigation shortly after last week’s Board of Canvassers meeting.

Anyone with a specific complaint related to election fraud, misinformation or threats against public officials can report them by email to the Attorney General’s office.