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Hartland man says disrupting 2020 election was goal of Whitmer kidnap plot


A Livingston County man who pleaded guilty in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, says that he and his co-defendants were hoping to disrupt the 2020 election and prevent Joe Biden from winning the White House.

26-year-old Ty Garbin of Hartland Township testified in federal court in Western Michigan Wednesday that the plotters wanted to cause as much a disruption as possible so that Joe Biden couldn’t defeat then-President Trump.

Garbin was the first of the six defendants to enter a plea in the case in exchange for testifying against four others; Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr., Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta.

The FBI arrested the group a month before the election, including raiding the manufactured home of Garbin in the Hartland Meadows manufactured housing community, off of M-59 between Pleasant Valley Road and Tipsico Lake Road.

Garbin, an airplane mechanic, said the men trained at his property near Luther, Michigan, constructing a “shoot house” to resemble Whitmer’s vacation home and “assaulting it with firearms.”

Garbin was sentenced to six years in prison last August. The others face up to life in prison.

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