Voting Machine Part Goes Missing In Michigan After QAnon Clerk Barred From Running Election

SALEM, OREGON, USA - MAY 2: The Q-Anon conspiracy theorists  hold signs during the protest at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, United States on May 2, 2020. Demonstrators protested Oregonâs economic-closure efforts aimed at minimizing the lethal impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). One of many rallies nationwide that have been linked to Republican and right-wing operatives of the Trump administration. (Photo by John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Michigan State Police on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into the disappearance of election equipment in a rural township after the local clerk — who has boosted 2020 election fraud conspiracy theories and QAnon memes online — was stripped of her authority to run next week’s election.