- According to organizers, the conference is a follow-up to the “Patriot Round-Up,” a similar event held in Dallas.
- Each of the legislators that will speak at the conference supported the Arizona election audit.
- Other speakers include Michael Flynn, Ron Watkins, Jim Watkins, and far-right conspiracy theorists.
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In October, a group that spouts fringe conspiracy theories related to QAnon will host “The Patriot Double Down,” a three-day conference at Las Vegas’ Caesars Forum with several keynote speakers including Arizona Legislature Republicans Rep. Mark Finchem, Sen. Sonny Borrelli, and Rep. Leo Biasiucci, the Phoenix New Times reported.
The Patriot Voice, a QAnon-related group, organized the conference as a follow-up to the “Patriot Round-Up,” a similar event held in May at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, according to its website.
“They tried to shut us down but we have no plans to back down or shy away from this movement. We promise to DOUBLE DOWN on our dedication to God & Country, and patriotism,” a description of the October event reads.
Finchem, Borrelli, and Biasiucci will all speak on an election “audit superpanel,” event organizer John Sabal, also known as “QAnon John,” told the Phoenix New Times. All three Republican legislators have supported the Arizona election audit in Maricopa County conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a firm that has allowed audit workers who have embraced QAnon and publicly said that the election was stolen to handle ballots.
Other speakers at the event include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, 8chan site administrator Ron Watkins, and 8chan operator Jim Watkins.
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