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'Show up armed' to protect election observers, Michigan candidate suggests

"The ideal thing is to do this peacefully," he said at another point. "That's ideal. But the American people, at some point in time, if we can't change the tide, which I believe we can, we need to be prepared to lock and load."

He later said, "You asked what can we do. Show up armed."

The statement drew vocal opposition from Democrats. Nessel, the state's top law enforcement official, said the use of firearms to intimidate voters is illegal..."Engaging in such conduct will result in arrest & prosecution," Nessel tweeted.

During the Saturday event with Detmer, Kelley told attendees to unplug voting machines from the wall if "you see something you don't like happening with the machine."

Tampering with ballot machines is illegal, Benson said in a Monday statement.

Oh great. GOP office seekers telling their brownshirts to intimidate voters and obstruct voting.

...because the US is "not a democracy", voting is a bug, not a feature.

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