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  • MR. TRUMP GOES TO PRISON TOWN & OTHER ARIZONA TALES

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    by DESERTBORDER & ARIZONA RIGHT WING WATCH

    EDITOR'S NOTE :

    Desertborder covered the anti-abortion march in Phoenix and got stuck in traffic trying to cover Trump’s rally in Florence last week for LCRW. AZ Right Wing Watch made it in and reported for us from the inside.

    AZ Right Wing Watch focuses on right-wing extremism in Arizona, you can follow them on Twitter at @az_rww. Desertborder is an LA-based researcher who really, really hates fascism. You can find him on Twitter @desertborder. His Cashapp is $fuckgarcetti.

    The fascists were out in force in Arizona on Saturday. Thousands upon thousands of QAnoners, Christian dominionists, white nationalists and other assorted far-right cultists turned out for a large anti-abortion march in the morning, followed in the evening by a rally featuring Trump, the cult leader himself.

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  • UPDATE 21 AUGUST 2021 11:55AM: After publishing this article with Ron Watkins’s lawyer Ty Clevenger’s initial comment, Clevenger emailed LCRW and updated his response, included below.

    Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters went into a secure room with a currently unknown man who took photos and video of voting machine passwords. Peters then handed the information to conspiracy theory promoter and former 8Chan/8Kun operator Ron Watkins. Watkins used video of the machines to promote Trump’s claims the 2020 election was stolen from him. He claimed the video showed a “whistleblower” from Dominion Voting Systems talking to another Dominion employee talking about how to remotely access the machines. But audio analysis of the video appears to show it’s actually Watkins and Peters talking on camera, which would mean Watkins participated in the breach of the voting machines.

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