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IREHR in New Lines Institute: “The 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections: A Potential Catalyst for Domestic Extremist Violence” – November 7, 2022

By November 7, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s report, Breaching the Mainstream, was cited and quoted in New Lines Institute;

Authors Alejandro Beutel and Daryl Johnson write, “The mainstreaming of conspiracy theories like election denialism and movements like QAnon coincide with the rise of extremist candidates in local, state, and federal elections. In June 2022, the anti-hate watchdog Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights released a special report that ‘identified 875 state legislators serving in the 2021-2022 legislative period representing all 50 states who have joined at least one of 789 far-right Facebook groups. That is 11.85% of all state legislators in the country.’” 

The authors also used data from Breaching the Mainstream to create their own map.

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Laura Gibbons

Author Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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