Republican candidates seeking to control state elections during the 2024 presidential elections are fully melding with the QAnon conspiracy theory. according to a new report by Vice News.
"A coalition of right-wing MAGA candidates, including multiple Trump-backed candidates, are seeking to take control of elections in states across the U.S.—and one says they're formally working with a group of conspiracy theorists, as well as with a QAnon influencer who some in the conspiracy movement believe is John F. Kennedy Jr. in disguise," David Gilbert and Cameron Joseph reported.
The group includes four 2022 candidates for secretary of state. Rachel Hamm is running in California, Jim Marchant in Nevada, Kristina Karamo in Michigan, Mark Finchem in Arizona, and Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) in Georgia. Financial backers reportedly include MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne. Doug Mastriano, who is considering a gubernatorial bid in Pennsylvania, is also reportedly involved. In Pennsylvania, the secretary of state is appointed by the governor.
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"The existence of the group, which doesn't seem to have a name, was revealed by Nevada secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant at the 'For God & Country: Patriot Double Down' conference that took place in Las Vegas over the weekend," Vice reported.
"I got a suite in the Venetian hotel across the hall from the Trump attorneys and the Trump people that came in to start investigating the election fraud here in Nevada," Marchant said. "And guess who showed up at my suite? Juan O Savin."
"Juan O Savin" is an alias used by the man some believe to be JFK, Jr., who died in a 1999 plane crash.
"We need to take back the secretaries of state offices around the country. So not only did they ask me to run, they asked me to put together a coalition," he explained.