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Tags: 2020 Elections | qanon | georgia | election

QAnon Backer Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia

QAnon Backer Greene Wins GOP Primary in Georgia
Marjorie Taylor Greene (John Bailey/Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:25 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

She’s a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and has been criticized for a series of racist comments.

Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday.

That’s despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expresses racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. She has responded to the criticism by blasting “the fake news media” and “the DC swamp.”

Her victory comes in a deep-red area in northwest Georgia.

Greene will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in November. Republican Rep. Tom Graves, who did not seek reelection, last won the seat with over 76% of the vote in 2018.

The winner will likely be elected in November in the conservative district.

QAnon is a fringe belief propagated online that claims "deep-state" traitors are plotting against President Donald Trump. 

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene is a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and has been criticized for a series of racist comments.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:25 PM
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