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IREHR in The Seattle Times: “Idaho primary pits conservative governor against Trump-backed candidate with white nationalist ties” – May 15, 2022

By May 15, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

Executive Director of the Institute, Devin Burghart, was quoted in The Seattle Times;

Jim Brunner, Seattle Times political reporter, writes, “A McGeachin win in the primary would be viewed as a further step in mainstreaming the alt-right, and would buoy similar candidates and movements in areas including Eastern Washington, according to Devin Burghart, the Seattle-based executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, which monitors right-wing extremism.”

“From her perch inside the Lieutenant Governor’s office, she has provided the imprimatur of respect to far-right activists who clamor for that kind of attention. It also gives them more legitimacy and opens doors to them that would never be opened otherwise,” Burghart said.

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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