QAnon congressional candidate sets up Bitcoin fundraising operation -- and it appears illegal: reporter
Composite image of Ron Watkins. (Screengrabs.)

Ron Watkins, the longtime QAnon influencer who is now running for Congress in Arizona, has set up a fundraising operation that relies on cryptocurrency -- but one reporter thinks that Watkins may be running afoul of the law.

The Informant's Nick Martin writes on Twitter that Watkins this week started soliciting "no more than $2,000 worth of Bitcoin" in donations from his supporters.

As Martin writes, this is a legally dicey proposition.

"What he doesn't say is that the FEC prohibits anyone from donating more than $100 to a campaign when using Bitcoin," he explains, while adding that $2,000 in Bitcoin donations would be "20 times the FEC limit."

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Watkins announced his campaign back in October with a bizarre video in which he invoked God in his decision to run while also doubling down on bogus conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.

"I also want to emphasize that we must stay vigilant and keep up the pressure — both here in Arizona and throughout the country — to indict any and all criminals who have facilitated election fraud," Watkins said. "President Trump had his election stolen, not just in Arizona, but in other states, too."