21 Secretary of State candidates seeking to subvert 2024 election and 45 QAnon congressional candidates: A list
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Secretaries of State
People who denied the 2020 election results and spread Trump’s “Big Lie” are seeking control over the next presidential election, running for Secretary of State in 17 states.
Rep. Wes Allen: Encouraged efforts to overturn the 2020 election (urged Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to “stand firm” in the state’s inclusion in the 2020 Texas lawsuit challenging the election results) and spread misinformation (retweeted articles alleging illegal immigrants voted in the election).
Jim Zeigler, state auditor: Said “extremely concerning questions remain” about the legitimacy of the 2020 election in Georgia and Arizona.
State Rep. Mark Finchem: Attended the Jan. 6 insurrection where he was pictured “mingling with crowds amassed on the Capitol steps.” Tweeted the insurrection is “what happens when the People feel they have been ignored, and Congress refuses to acknowledge rampant fraud.” Supported decertifying Arizona’s 2020 presidential election results.
State Rep. Shawnna Bolick: Proposed a law empowering the Arizona legislature to reject voters’ selection in presidential races.
Eddie Joe Williams, former state senator: Said he “wasn’t sure” if Trump won or lose the election, adding that he believed if the government investigated, they’d find enough voter fraud that could have tipped the balance in Trump’s favor.
Mark Lowery: Told the New York Times that Trump was elected president in 2020. Authored legislation that would allow a state board of election commissioners to overrule the popular vote of certain (Democratic) counties.
Rachel Hamm: Called for an audit of California’s presidential election results in 2020 and the Gavin Newsom recall election. Endorsed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Believes Jesus appeared in a closet and instructed her to run for office.
David Winney: Self-described America-First candidate, supports the Big Lie, promises to “unravel the chaos of fraudulent election and ensure every vote is counted.” Supports indicted Colorado clerk Tina Peters.
Rep. Jody Hice: Attended a White House meeting with Trump advisors in December 2020 to discuss plans to overturn the election. Two days before the insurrection, Hice tweeted that “we must eradicate election fraud and prosecute the guilty. OBJECT to the electoral certification in Congress on Jan 6!”
David Belle Isle: Said he believes Biden should not have been declared the winner because too few absentee ballots were rejected despite their potential for fraud.
State Rep. Dorothy Moon: Pushed a bill to enact voting restrictions using unfounded claims that Canadians are coming across the border to vote. Signed a letter written by Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers calling for a 50-state audit of the 2020 election results.
William Kelly: On January 6th, Kelly tweeted: “History makes embarrassing note of traitors, liars, and cowards. If @VP doesn’t act against this historic election fraud, Mike Pence will be added to the list.” And, in the midst of the attack on the Capitol, said “the presidential election was stolen due to election fraud.”
Mike Brown: Cast doubt on the authenticity of the 2020 election
Rayla Campbell: Tweeted7 three days after Election day: “So are we to believe that the same people who spied, framed, set up a President wouldn’t cheat in an election to get rid of someone they see as worse than Hitler? We’re supposed to accept these results? I think not. We don’t lay down. We rise and we will fight in court and in the streets. At every turn at every opportunity and NEVER FATIGUE.”
Kristina Karamo: Claimed she saw election fraud in Detroit in the 2020 presidential election. Trump held a rally on her behalf, saying “This is about making sure Michigan is not rigged and stolen again in 2024.”
Kim Crockett: Made election “integrity” the focal point of her initial pitch to voters, alleging people “across the political spectrum are questioning election results” and “asking a lot of questions about how we vote and how the vote is counted.”
In a separate video, a panel hosted by Alpha News, Crockett calls this early voting period “a really long time to cheat.” She also suggested the use of ballot boxes in the Twin Cities is “ballot harvesting,” and said the vote is being suppressed in greater Minnesota because “they don’t have ballot boxes” but are often asked to use mail-in voting.
Rex Schroder: Advocates getting rid of voting machines because the software could be compromised by the Democratic party. “If we would open up the machines and make sure there are no wireless modem chips and if we would do a full forensic audit and find out that Joe Biden actually did win that district up there, wonderful. But I think when we open up those machines, we’re going to find things that shouldn’t be there.”
Jim Marchant: Believes the 2020 election was “stolen” from both him and Trump. “We have to change the laws here. I’ve been fighting to change voter fraud for almost 10 years,” he said. “We’re all awake now.”
Audrey Trujillo: Sent numerous tweets (on her now-deleted account) that the 2020 election was “theft and fraud,” adding that “Democrats are cheating sobs!” Called for a statewide audit into the 2020 election.
John Adams: When asked if Biden won the race, Adams said, “I’d stay with the fact that there were shenanigans that went on in that election and there are questions that have not been resolved yet.” Adams said this about the 2020 elections: “We got robbed. Everybody knows it. The left knows it, the judges know it, everybody knows it. There is little confidence in our electoral system regardless of what the politicians proclaim.”
Jay Schroeder: Said that “there is lots of reasonable doubt” as to whether Biden won the election. Campaigning to remove the power of the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission to oversee elections.
45 QAnon supporters are running for Congress in 2022, some having already won their primaries.
Sid Hill, running for Senate: Long-shot Senate candidate, little-known. Tweeted about Q intel drops during Trump’s presidency.
Ron Watkins, running for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District: Controlled the “Q” account on 8chan for at least a period of time.
Josh Barnett, running for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District: Made numerous Facebook and Instagram posts with QAnon hashtags (which he later deleted).
“For me, the issue of QAanon has coalesced around the single issue of human and child trafficking,” he said. “And so I will support any group or institution that opposes human and child trafficking. My question is why doesn’t everyone?”
Omar Navarro, running for California’s 43rd Congressional District: Perennial candidate who appeared in HBO’s “Q: Into the Storm” documentary series, spent six months in jail after pleading guilty to a stalking charge, and supports Pizzagate. Told Business Insider that he believes in “some things” that Q says, adding “Hollywood has participated in some of this with pedophilia”.
Buzz Patterson: Running for California’s 7th Congressional District: Tweeted that he believes in the QAnon movement.
Cordie Williams, running for Senate: Posted QAnon hashtags and slogans on Instagram.
Lauren Boebert, running for reelection in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District: Well-known QAnon supporter.
Darren Aquino, running for Florida’s 25th Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon hashtags.
Jake Philip Loubriel, running for Senate: Tweeted Q material.
Christine Quinn, running for Florida’s 13th Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon slogans.
Christine Scott, running for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District: Her 2020 campaign page featured the QAnon slogan “Where we go one we go all.” Also posted on Gab that she talked with Michael Flynn about QAnon.
Carla Spalding, running for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District: Tweeted the QAnon slogan.
Lavern Spicer, running Florida’s 24th Congressional District: Made since-deleted Facebook posts containing QAnon content.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, running for reelection in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District: Well-known QAnon supporter.
Jeffrey English, running for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District: Took part in QAnon Telegram channels.
Jimmy Tillman, running for Senate: Featured in a video referencing QAnon.
Philanise White, running for Illinois’ 1st Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon slogans.
Reba Hawkins, running for Senate: Tweeted QAnon slogans and hashtags.
Jon McGreevey, running for Senate: Tweeted about QAnon numerous times (before his account was suspended).
Sam Peters, running for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon hashtags.
Nicholas Ferrara, running for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District: Took part in a QAnon-focused Gab group.
Billy Prempeh, running for New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District: Tweeted the QAnon slogan.
Steve Von Loor, running for North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon hashtags on his now-suspended account.
J.R. Majewski, won the primary for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District: Tweeted the QAnon hashtag #WWG1WGA more than 50 times between July 2020 and January 2021. Participated in the January 6th insurrection.
Mark Cavener, running for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District: Featured QAnon slogans on his 2020 campaign website.
Bobby Jeffries, running for Senate: Tweeted (since-deleted) QAnon slogans and references.
Robert Lancia, running for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District: Tweeted QAnon content and merchandise.
Charlotte Bergmann, running for Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District: Made a Facebook post approving of pipe bombs sent to Democratic lawmakers in 2018, saying “Q warned” about it ahead of time. Sent numerous tweets using QAnon slogans.
Matt Makrom, running for Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District: Gab profile contains QAnon slogan.
Mark Coester, running for Senate: Member of QAnon Telegram channel.