An adherent of the incoherent and constantly evolving “QAnon” conspiracy theory has won her race for the Republican Senate in Oregon. According to Jo Rae Perkins, her fellow conspiracists helped carry her to victory.
“Where we go one, we go all,” Jo Rae Perkins said in a since-deleted tweet that was posted before the results came in, quoting a popular slogan from the conspiracy theory. “I stand with President Trump, I stand with Q and the team. Thank you Anons, and thank you patriots. Together, we can save our republic.”
“As we Q people like to say, ‘Where we go one, we go all,'” she added.
As Yahoo News points out, QAnon is built around the belief in an international conspiracy of high-ranking government officials are involved in a plot to kidnap children.
“Perkins is the former Republican chairwoman in Linn County, located just south of the capital city, Salem, and had run in prior Republican primaries in 2014 (U.S. Senate), 2016 and 2018 (the state’s Fourth Congressional District),” Yahoo News reports. “She was originally running for the House seat again in 2020 but withdrew to enter the Senate race. As of the latest results, Perkins had earned just short of 50 percent of the vote in the four-candidate race. The runner-up was former naval officer Paul Romero, who reached 30 percent.”