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Tue Nov 3, 2020, 10:41 PM

The first QAnon-supporting congressional candidate has been elected to Congress

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Source: Business Insider

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who has supported the QAnon conspiracy theory, has been elected to Congress, Decision Desk HQ projected on Tuesday evening.

Greene, who previously worked as a construction executive, clinched the GOP nomination after winning an August primary runoff against John Cowan in Georgia's 14th congressional district. While Greene had been running against Democratic opponent Kevin Van Ausdal, he had to drop out of the race in September when a sudden divorce forced him to move in with family in Indiana, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Greene's GOP nomination in the congressional race demonstrated how QAnon, a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that alleges President Donald Trump is fighting a "deep state" cabal of satanic pedophiles, had indeed taken on a new posture. The once-fringe movement originated on far-right message boards in 2017, but has skyrocketed in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic began, drawing many Republicans into the conspiracy theory community.

Greene has posted numerous QAnon-related messages on social media since 2018, according to Media Matters for America (MMFA), a progressive media watchdog.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-candidate-elected-to-congress-2020-11



Helen Chenoweth-Hage can rest easy now. She's no longer the craziest House member ever.

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Polybius Nov 2020 OP
pfitz59 Nov 2020 #1
dhol82 Nov 2020 #2
sabbat hunter Nov 2020 #3
NurseJackie Nov 2020 #10
Polybius Nov 2020 #12
NurseJackie Nov 2020 #13
chowder66 Nov 2020 #4
CatLady78 Nov 2020 #5
Turin_C3PO Nov 2020 #6
Polybius Nov 2020 #7
srose58089 Nov 2020 #8
Polybius Nov 2020 #9
Maxheader Nov 2020 #11

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 10:56 PM

1. She will likely be isolated in Congress

Lest the taint rubs off

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 11:06 PM

2. Of course

Wonder what kind of influence she will have in congress?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. She ran

unopposed. So it was no shock that she won.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 07:29 AM

10. Did she have a primary challenger?

Someone more sane, perhaps? Or did she run for that unopposed as well?

I'm so embarrassed to be from this country. Even if Biden ends up winning... it's humiliating to be from a country with so many idiots and morons and bigots who look at Trump (and the last four years) and say to themselves "THIS is the best! I want THAT man!"

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 01:49 PM

12. She beat a Bush-type Republican in the primary

In her district, that's a liberal.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 01:56 PM

13. That's sad.

In her district, that's a liberal.
That's sad. Frightening, too.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 11:43 PM

4. Disgusting.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:38 AM

5. Sign of the times

My cat would be a better candidate than this individual.
At least his decisions would be purely random and not actively malicious or crazy...
However, Mr. Bushytail is not running for office...He is a very private person and has various important tasks (such as sleeping all day long-far less harmful than anything qanon does) to attend to.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:50 AM

6. What a disgrace.

The people who voted for him in his Georgia district ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 02:52 AM

7. Her

n/t.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 03:58 AM

8. Colorado District 3 could also have a QAnon crazy rep.

Colorado District 3

90.08% Reporting

Candidate Total Votes % Votes

Lauren Boebert (R) 209,060 51.1%
Diane Mitsch Bush (D) 187,099 45.7%
John Keil (LB) 9,396 2.3%
Critter Milton (UY) 3,894 1.0%

I copied and pasted this from the Fort Collins CO newspaper around 1:00 am Wednesday morning. I tried to line up the columns but can not figure out how to make it work. Space bar did not seem to work in the preview mode.

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Response to srose58089 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 04:02 AM

9. Oh great

A QAnon Caucus.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 07:43 AM

11. Margy will have to change her image...


to fit in. Or is there a qanon infestation in our government?

mr jordan would be a fit. Imho, easy to manipulate ...

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