The 2020 fascist coup plot in Michigan
18 January 2021
By Patrick Martin, 8 December 2020
Taking their cue from Trump, far-right supporters have threatened violence against officials in swing states where Trump is seeking to overturn the popular vote for Biden.
21 November 2020
By Barry Grey, 21 November 2020
More than two weeks after the November 3 election, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to refuse to accept the results of the presidential vote. Nor can it be assumed that they ultimately will.
By Chase Lawrence, 19 November 2020
Clarke spoke at a Milwaukee County Republican event on Saturday, along with Republican State Senator Chris Kapenga.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2020
The top White House coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, called for the people of Michigan to “rise up” against the new public health measures announced by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
State attorney general reports:
Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down
By Eric London, 13 November 2020
A Michigan attorney general filing states the plotters planned “to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised.”
By Jacob Crosse, 4 November 2020
The vandalism comes amidst Trump’s promotion of fascistic militia elements as part of his conspiracy to steal the election.
By Eric London, 30 October 2020
The FBI conducted further raids in Michigan Thursday as more details emerge of a national conspiracy involving fascists and police in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Texas and Minnesota.
By Chase Lawrence, 30 October 2020
The threat to kill the mayor of a major American city comes amid the exposure of plotting by fascist militia groups in the lead-up to the election to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and others.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2020
Few details were revealed about the meeting, which took place only five days before an election whose results the president has repeatedly threatened to ignore.
29 October 2020
29 October 2020
By Chase Lawrence, 28 October 2020
Border militias in the Southwest have trained thousands of vigilantes with the same fundamental outlook as the men who plotted to kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. These groups have connections to individuals like Joe Arpaio, who is close to the Trump campaign.
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Additional details are emerging of right-wing plans for election day violence as police prepare to repress election night demonstrations.
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling strips tens of thousands of Wisconsinites of their right to vote and facilitates Trump’s plot to remain in power no matter the popular vote.
By Kevin Martinez, 26 October 2020
The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota is suing Atlas Aegis for recruiting former Special Operations personnel to patrol polling places.
By Eric London, 24 October 2020
Renea Turner is a Trump supporter linked to a group of state legislators who have threatened to impeach DeWine or have him “arrested” for his coronavirus lockdown actions.
By Eric London, 23 October 2020
By walking out of the interview with 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl, Trump revealed that he views the fascist plot as a massive political liability while a new report confirms the threat of fascist election violence.
As police continue to disobey orders
By Michael Anders, 23 October 2020
Three right-wing organizations have filed a lawsuit to overturn Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s order banning open carry of firearms at polling stations.
By Eric London, 22 October 2020
A recent Jacobin article on the Michigan coup plot is aimed at reassuring its readers that there is “nothing to see here.”
22 October 2020
21 October 2020
By Jacob Crosse, 20 October 2020
Meredith Dowty, 59, was charged with criminal threat after sending text messages to a city official in an attempt to ascertain the mayor’s address to facilitate a kidnapping.
As threat of militia violence looms
By Eric London, 20 October 2020
Police leaders announced Monday they would not enforce a recent order by the elected secretary of state aimed at preventing fascist militias from interfering with the November election.
By Eric London, 20 October 2020
In a position paper issued yesterday, the Democratic Party refused to refer to the ongoing plot against Whitmer and downplayed the threat of dictatorship as “disinformation.”
By Alex Findijs, 19 October 2020
The New York Watchmen are a newly formed right-wing militia with close ties to Michael Caputo, the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump Administration.
At Muskegon, Michigan rally
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2020
In the state where his far-right supporters plotted the assassination of the governor, Trump renewed his appeals to violence and denunciations of socialism.
By Eric London, 17 October 2020
Many questions remain as to the possible role of Virginia Boogaloo members and other fascist groups in the expanding plot against Democratic governors.
By Joseph Lorenz, 17 October 2020
The extent of Leaf’s political connections to the fascist groups remain unclear, but his own political history highlights the rise of the far right into the mainstream of US politics and the danger posed by these fascists in the coming period.
Questions surround role of presidential adviser Stephen Moore
Trump calls Whitmer “dictator” as evidence emerges of involvement of Wisconsin militia in Michigan coup plot
By Eric London, 16 October 2020
A transcript of a preliminary hearing held Tuesday in the federal case against conspirators in the Michigan coup plot makes clear that only a fraction of the details have yet been exposed.
Sheriff defends Michigan conspirators as details emerge of plot’s scope, links to police and Trump campaign
By Eric London, 15 October 2020
New information about Huron Valley Guns, which employed one plotter, shows that the facility has deep connections to the police, ICE and the Republican Party.
By Andre Damon, 14 October 2020
On Tuesday, Newsweek reported that two Trump administration officials said the White House supports the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement advocating for the mass infection of the population with COVID-19 through a policy of “herd immunity.”
Eric Trump planned rally at gun store where conspirator worked
By Eric London, 13 October 2020
Today, Eric Trump was scheduled to speak at Hudson Valley Guns in New Huron, Michigan, where one of the 13 men arrested last Thursday for plotting to kidnap and murder Gretchen Whitmer was employed.
By Jerry White, 13 October 2020
Decades of union collaboration in the destruction of jobs and promotion of economic nationalism have created conditions for the extreme right to recruit and find support.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2020
The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.
12 October 2020
The conspiracy to target Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for kidnap and assassination unfolded over a six-month period. The numbers in the text refer to the locations highlighted on the map.
By Eric London, 12 October 2020
The exposure last weekend of a plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has uncovered the existence of a nationwide underground far-right terror network.
By Keith Jones, 10 October 2020
The Canadian government, reports Reuters, is in consultations with the principal European imperialist powers about how they will respond to Trump’s coup, which has already been set in motion.
By Eric London, 10 October 2020
The silence of the Democratic Party and corporate media is giving Trump an opening to move forward with his plot to use fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election.
By Eric London, 9 October 2020
Donald Trump is engaged in a plot to deploy fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election. The working class must demand answers in order to expose and stop the conspiracy.