Jo Rae Perkins won the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Oregon. Perkins is a supporter of the extremist “QAnon” conspiracy theory.
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Perkins won her race by 50,000 votes. She will face the incumbent, Senator Jeff Merkley (D).
“Believers of the [QAnon] conspiracy believe they are receiving updates on the covert operation to take down this cabal via cryptic riddles posted by an anonymous source on a far-right message board that, once decoded, reveal top-secret information.” – Right Wing Watch
Perkins acknowledged the conspiracy in her victory speech: “As all of us Q people like to say: ‘Where we go one, we go all’.”
In a web video, Perkins said, “I stand with President Trump. I stand with Q and the team.”
After she won the nomination, Perkins deleted her pro-QAnon video and claimed she “would never describe herself as a follower” of the conspiracy theory.
Her Twitter history shows that she has been tweeting regularly in favor of the conspiracy theory since January 2018.