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QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Running for School Board in Nevada

Katie Williams, a former Ms. Nevada who was stripped of her crown over her refusal to keep her politics separate from her title, is now running for a school board position in Clark County.

Williams has already been reprimanded by locals for her extreme right-wing political stances, which includes pushing QAnon conspiracy theories while supporting Betsy DeVos’s attempts to reopen schools. Despite being the mother of a young daughter, Williams doesn’t seem to accept the facts of her state’s growing Coronavirus numbers and continues to parrot MAGA talking points.

Despite the non-partisan nature of the race, plenty of Williams’ tweets have created controversy, with Williams following the MAGA playbook of tweeting outrageous claims with no facts to back them up, then attacking anyone who dares to challenge her. Williams is the mother of a young daughter and has publicly stated she plans to send the girl to school without a mask. Williams is being challenged for the seat by Jeff Proffitt, a member of the local Sheet Metal Workers Union.

The rise of QAnon candidates in 2020 is unsettling, considering its roots are completely based in conspiracy theory, not reality. QAnons believe a cabal of famous pedophiles is secretly running the world, and their mission is to oust Donald Trump so one of “them” can take over. They advocate for going after “sex-trafficking criminals” while turning a blind eye to the members of the GOP credibly accused of sexual assault. And while the White House has never made an official announcement to either support or denounce Q, Trump has retweeted Q conspiracy theories more than once.

Williams has not yet announced she’s dropping out of the race, despite calls for her to do so.

 



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