DeSantis picks Cord Byrd as secretary of state, husband of QAnon, Capitol riot supporter


by Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel— DeSantis picks Secretary of State whose wife defended Capitol insurrection, QAnon

Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism—Georgia's GOP secretary of state courting supporters of Trump's election conspiracy theories: report. A principled conservative who rejected demands in 2020 to “find votes” is now singing a very different tune. Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who in November 2020 refused Donald Trump’s demand to “find” the votes for the ex-president to win the state and vigorously defended the accuracy of Georgia’s results and recounts, is “being bent to the will” of 2020 election deniers as his May 24 primary approaches, civil rights advocates say. This article was produced by Voting...

Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism—FBI nabs Trump supporter who brought 'Make Liberals Cry' flag to the Capitol riot. Federal courts just unsealed documents about the FBI arrest of Justin Michael Smith for his participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. "Among the images of individuals who entered the U.S. Capitol without authorization was an individual dressed in dark clothing, wearing a 'hoodie' and carrying a black flag that reads in part 'Trump 2020 The Sequel, Make The Liberals Cry Again,'" said the Statement of Facts from the Justice Department. "As described below, this person has been...

Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism—Democrats are 'salivating': Trump considers backing pro-QAnon Capitol riot witness for PA governor. On Friday, Axios reported that former President Donald Trump is considering giving an endorsement of Doug Mastriano for governor of Pennsylvania. "Trump is worried about his endorsed Senate candidate Dr. Oz losing, according to two sources familiar with the situation, so his endorsement of Mastriano could be a way of hedging his bets on Tuesday," said the report. "Republicans are also belatedly panicking over the previously unimaginable prospect that Kathy Barnette could win their party's...