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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:17 PM

Nearly 600,000 people have voted for candidates who support QAnon

(Washington Post) The overlap of Q supporters with Trumpís base of support is not a coincidence.

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Q, also called QAnon, is a sprawling and evolving conspiracy theory centered on the idea that President Trumpís secret mission in the White House is to combat a murky, nefarious web of sex predators woven throughout the political world and celebrity culture. It spirals out into various side theories, for example that John F. Kennedy Jr. wasnít killed in a plane crash but instead is still living in the United States. Its sacred texts come in the form of anonymous posts from a figure who self-identifies as Q.

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Media Matters has documented 59 congressional and Senate candidates who have, at some point, demonstrated some support of the Q movement. Sixteen of the 59 did little more than drop a Q hashtag onto a social media post. Meaning that most, 46 of them, engaged with Q supporters to a greater degree, including promoting the movement or wearing Q-branded clothing. (The Trump campaign, recognizing the problem of being too closely associated with the movement, has in the past asked that attendees at its political rallies cover up pro-Q shirts, according to Q supporters Iíve spoken with.)

The thing thatís remarkable about these Q-adjacent candidates (nearly all of whom are Republican) is that many of them have gone on to win. A Post review of the outcomes of the races in which those 59 candidates have actually been on the ballot and received votes show that 11 of 28 candidates either won their primaries, advanced to a runoff or will be on the ballot in November.

In total, candidates whoíve shown support for QAnon have received more than 580,000 votes, as of this writing, including more than 425,000 votes that have gone to Republicans who were more actively engaged in the Q movement than simply using a Q hashtag on a tweet. This isnít a sign that those voters were all demonstrating support for Q. It is a sign, though, that Q was not seen disqualifying for Republican primary voters.

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FM123 Jul 1 OP
FM123 Jul 1 #1
slumcamper Jul 1 #2
Blue Owl Jul 1 #3
hedda_foil Jul 1 #4
TheBlackAdder Jul 1 #5
Maven Jul 1 #6
hamsterjill Jul 1 #7
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:23 PM

1. Just found this other article about the crazy Q's in The Atlantic

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:24 PM

2. Those beneath the sway of deception and spell of delusion crawl on broken glass.

Will the better angels of our being answer the call to save us from this?

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:30 PM

3. Seems like tRump used to be quite the sexual predator himself

Sounds like another classic case of projection and accusing everyone else of what you are doing in order to redirect the focus, kind of like the whole "fake news" bullshit...

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:34 PM

4. Could QAnon be a Russian op?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:02 PM

5. Knowing how stupid their followers are, that's a given.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:26 PM

6. Mass psychosis. nt

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:40 PM

7. Threads about QAnon always drop on DU

Not a lot of people take the idiots seriously. I think thatís a mistake simply because there are a lot of idiots out there, and when they unite over a common subject, it gets scary.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:14 AM

8. Those people are basically terrorist

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