Steve Bannon has used his popular podcast to urge thousands of Trump supporters to take over the Republican Party at the local level, exerting more partisan influence on how elections are run, ProPublica reports.
“After Bannon’s endorsement, the ‘precinct strategy’ rocketed across far-right media. Viral posts promoting the plan racked up millions of views on pro-Trump websites, talk radio, fringe social networks and message boards, and programs aligned with the QAnon conspiracy theory.”
“Suddenly, people who had never before showed interest in party politics started calling the local GOP headquarters or crowding into county conventions, eager to enlist as precinct officers. They showed up in states Trump won and in states he lost, in deep-red rural areas, in swing-voting suburbs and in populous cities.”Save to Favorites