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Two men accused of threatening public officials in wake of 2020 election

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:07:24-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Attorney General's office charged two men with making threats against public officials.

Daniel Thompson from Harrison is accused of calling the offices of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, leaving threatening messages. Investigators say he wanted to intimidate the elected officials after the 2020 election, and promised violence if the election results were not changed.

Clinton Stewart from Douglas, Georgia is charged for allegedly leaving a voicemail at the Michigan Court of Claims for Judge Cynthia Stephens, accusing the judge of being an "activist." The voicemail was left after Judge Stephens ruled that absentee ballots received after the polls closed, but postmarked by election day, could be counted.

That ruling was overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court.

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