A group that visited Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home on Saturday night is one of many self-described “grassroots” groups working to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss. But this one lists a local Republican Party office as its own headquarters.
Benson had been about to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas with her young child when a crowd of approximately 20 people marched up to her home with bullhorns and Trump flags. The group was there to falsely accuse Benson of rigging the election against Trump. Benson, who serves as Michigan’s chief elections officer, claimed in a statement that some of the people who visited her home that night were armed.
No arrests were made at the Saturday protest, but it was not a spontaneous outpouring of right-wing grievances. Genevieve Peters, an attendee who streamed the event on Facebook, posted that the group was affiliated with “Stop The Steal MI.” That group claims to share its “HQ” with the Macomb County Republican Party, which shared Peters’ video of the demonstration outside Benson’s home on its official Facebook page.
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