The House and Senate buildings in the state of Michigan will close on Monday as the electoral college meets due to “credible threats of violence.”
“The decision was not made because of anticipated protests, but was made based on credible threats of violence,” Amber McCann the spokesperson for the state Senate Majority leader said. “Senate leadership does not have the authority to close the Capitol. That decision is made by the Capitol Commission.”
State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D) tweeted that the closure was occurring “because credible threats have been made as Michigan’s electors to the Electoral College will meet at the Capitol.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer informed Michigan’s electors on Thursday that they will greeted by uniformed Michigan State Police escorts to insure their safety on this final mile and, if desired, electors can choose to have a police vehicle escort from their home to the Capitol, according to Clickon Detroit.
The concerns about violence come as Donald Trump and other Republicans have contested the election results in Michigan and other battleground states Biden won, to no success.