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A look at Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

The man many believe was behind some of the Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona - but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, putting them on the November ballot.... Read more»

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These Arizona QAnon candidates want your vote

Three Arizona candidates this year have close ties to Austin Steinbart, a QAnon celebrity known in the conspiracy theory community as 'Baby Q', who claims that his future self is sending messages back in time so that present-day Steinbart can reveal the truth. ... Read more»

Ex-DHS chief Napolitano: Violent domestic extremism is the 'most serious' threat to U.S. security

Former Arizona governor and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that domestic violent extremism driven by political violence is the “most serious homeland security challenge we are facing today.”... Read more»

Arizona GOP primaries pit traditionalists against Trump-backed hopefuls

Arizona’s August primary election is playing out like so many others, pitting traditional Republicans against candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate Republicans want to outlaw kids at drag shows

Arizona State Senate Republican leaders announced Tuesday that they want to make it illegal for anyone under 18 to attend drag shows in Arizona, though the actual details of what will be proposed are a “work in progress,” the measure’s likely sponsor said.... Read more»1

Ron Watkins files an ethics complaint against Wendy Rogers, alleging she put his life in danger

Ron Watkins, the man purported to be an architect of the QAnon conspiracy theory, filed an ethics complaint against Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers for a post she made about him in which she asked the “Groyper army” to “hit” Watkins. ... Read more»

The FEC wants to know why Ron Watkins failed to disclose 40% of his Arizona campaign’s money

Conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins, the man purported to be Q has run afoul of the Federal Elections Commission for failing to correctly report how much he raised and spent during his first quarter as a congressional candidate in a rural Arizona district. ... Read more»


Claytoonz: A slice of conspiracy

Some of the Republicans asking Ketanji Brown Jackson questions were using their time, not asking serious questions for a nominee to the Supreme Court, but were instead auditioning for the 2024 presidential race…that is, if Donald Trump lets them run. ... Read more»

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for Arizona Leg re-election

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, who made herself a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump, announced Thursday that she raised nearly $2.5 million last year, the majority under $100 and from out of state. ... Read more»


American support for conspiracies & rebellion isn’t new – we just didn’t believe it before Capitol riot

Americans had to confront a new reality when an angry mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 - but almost eight years before the Capitol was attacked, nearly one-third of Americans surveyed said that armed rebellion might soon be necessary in the U.S.... Read more»

'Q-Shaman' gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man dubbed the “QAnon Shaman” for his support of QAnon conspiracy theories, who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol - switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his 41-month sentence. ... Read more»

Arizona's 'QAnon Shaman' sentenced to 3+ years in prison for U.S. Capitol insurrection role

Jacob Chansley, who called himself the "QAnon Shaman," was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday for his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

Az GOP legislators spoke at QAnon convention full of conspiracies and hate

Four Republican members of Arizona’s state legislature attended a QAnon convention in Las Vegas over the weekend that included speakers from the fringe of the conspiracy world as well as antisemitic imagery. ... Read more»

Ron Watkins hopes to move from QAnon to Congress — and he needs Arizona voters to do so

Ron Watkins, the notorious MAGA conspiracy theorist who helped spread the violent far-right QAnon conspiracy and who is widely believed to have been behind QAnon’s master account, is attempting to unseat Democratic Congressman Tom O’Halleran.... Read more»

Did surfer-turned-conspiracy-superspreader Conan Hayes work at the AZ 'audit'?

Conan Hayes, former professional surfer who made millions from the clothing brand he started and author of a Twitter account that has been called a “superspreader of election disinformation,” is part of a web of people connected to election fraud claims across the country.... Read more»

'QAnon shaman' pleads guilty to felony charge for role in Capitol riot

Jacob Anthony Chansley, a 33-year-old Arizona man who has called himself the “QAnon shaman,” pleaded guilty on Friday to felony obstruction of a congressional proceeding for his involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. ... Read more»

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