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    Michigan AG Investigating Threats Against Wayne County Canvassers

    WAYNE COUNTY, MI — Threats have been made against members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers following their decision last week to certify county election results, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday.

    Nessel said her office is investigating the threats made against the board members, who last week deadlocked 2-2 to not certify the county’s Nov. 3 election results before ultimately voting to approve certification.

    “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 Tuesday. “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.”