An Indiana man will make his initial appearance at the federal district court in Detroit today for allegedly sending a threatening communication to an election worker in Michigan. 

According to court documents, on or about Nov. 10, 2020, Andrew Nickels, 37, of Carmel, allegedly called the victim, who was the clerk of a local municipality, and left a voicemail in which Nickels stated, in part, “We’re watching your…mouth talk about how you think that there’s no irregularities…[Y]ou frauded out America of a real election…Guess what, you’re gonna pay for it, you will pay for it… Ten million plus patriots will surround you when you least expect it, and your little infantile Deep State security agency has no time to protect you because they’ll be bought out and we’ll [expletive] kill you…[Y]ou will [expletive] pay for your [expletive] lying ass remarks…We will [expletive] take you out. [Expletive] your family, [expletive] your life, and you deserve a [expletive] throat to the knife…Watch your [expletive] back…watch your [expletive] back.”

Nickels is charged with one count of making a threatening interstate communication. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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