Remember the LIBERATE MICHIGAN tweets? Some people took them seriously and literally. Regardless of the outcome of the election, there are movements afoot that will be challenges for years to come. Buzzfeed: The plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor before the election. “The plot to kidnap and potentially kill the governor of Michigan appears to have been born in a meeting held in a small Ohio town in early June, where 14 people from around the country gathered to discuss overthrowing state governments they believed were violating the Constitution. One of them was Adam Fox, a 37-year-old vacuum cleaner salesperson from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who believed that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, was a “tyrant.” He took particular umbrage, according to the FBI, at the fact that she had ordered gyms to be closed to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.”

+ Michigan AG Dana Nessel: “This effort to have a mass uprising nationally is something that we should be very concerned about because, again, it’s not just a Michigan problem, this is an American problem.”

+ Along with the potential for violence, we’ll be left with QAnon and other forms of crazy, made all the more powerful after four years of conspiracy amplification. Charles Bethea in The New Yorker: How the “QAnon Candidate” Marjorie Taylor Greene Reached the Doorstep of Congress. “Greene, who campaigns with a sort of aggro cheerfulness, has linked Hillary Clinton to pedophilia and human sacrifice and suggested that Barack Obama plotted to kill a Democratic operative with the help of MS-13. She described the 2018 midterms, which featured the victorious candidacies of Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, as ‘an Islamic invasion of our government.’ Greene has also said that Americans now have ‘a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out.'”