Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey Testifies to Congress Following Death Threats

WASHINGTON DC, July 29, 2021 ~ Wednesday, Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey testified before a US House panel, saying she and her coworkers have received death threats due to claims that President Biden stole the election from former President Donald Trump.

Our lives are being threatened. They are coming to our homes, they are calling us names, threatening to blow up our blocks and blow up where we live,” said Winfrey to 760 WJR’s Kevin Dietz.

In one instance, a man came to her street, saying he had been looking for her.

I decided to go take a walk,” she told Kevin Dietz. “This man gets out of the car posted on the corner of my block, and I’m two houses from the corner, and he says, ‘Janice I’ve been looking for you, I’ve been waiting for you at work so I decided to come to your house.’

She said the man only stopped approaching her when told him she had COVID-19 and would spit on him if he came any closer.


July 29, 2021 ~ Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey tells Kevin Dietz about her testimony in front of Congress yesterday.

During her testimony, she compared her experiences to the experiences of Congressional members during the January 6 Capitol riots.

Some of my colleagues have been shot at, simply because of what we do. All of us have been threatened,” Winfrey said in her testimony.

If it weren’t for the work of local election officials, none of you would be here in this room,” she continued. “We just want to uphold democracy. We just want to ensure that everyone votes. It is unfair. It’s unfair that we’re attacked for doing our job. I feel afraid.”