The Washington Post reports:
Michigan Republicans, reeling from a midterm election rout that many blamed on the influence of former president Donald Trump, responded Saturday by spurning the former president’s choice for state party chair — and choosing someone even more extreme. Kristina Karamo, who refused to concede her 14-point loss for secretary of state in 2022, beat former attorney general candidate Matt DePerno, who had Trump’s endorsement, in three rounds of contentious voting.
The chaotic 11-hour convention, featuring a rowdy standoff over voting procedures and 10 candidates who all ran under a pro-Trump banner, left no doubt that the bulk of the party’s activists in this key battleground state remain firmly committed to election denial and showed no interest in moderating their message. “Conceding to a fraudulent person is agreeing with the fraud, which I will not do,” Karamo said to cheers in her campaign speech on Saturday.
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Karamo last appeared on JMG when she declared that Democrats drink the blood of children and “sell baby body parts” after abortions.
Before that she appeared here when she declared that demonic possession is real and that it is “sexually transmitted.”
Karoma, who has headlined at multiple QAnon events, also appeared here when she declared that singers Beyonce, Cardi B, and Ariana Grande are pagan witches and “tools of Lucifer.”
Karoma also claims that yoga is a “demonic practice” and that its poses are meant to summon Satan.
Kristina Karamo, the new MI GOP chair, refused to concede her 14-point loss in Nov., called evolution “one of the biggest frauds ever perpetuated on society,” & asserted the existence of demons. https://t.co/6iWesAG7S1
— Isaac Arnsdorf (@iarnsdorf) February 19, 2023
Kristina Karamo was part of a nationwide QAnon coalition of secretary of state candidates organized by a man whose supporters think he’s JFK Jr in disguise. Now she’ll run Michigan’s GOP! https://t.co/TpkaaQIrAC
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 19, 2023
Michigan candidate for Sec of State Kristina Karamo calls her Democratic opponent Jocelyn Benson a criminal, then pushes a QAnon connected conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/B1WtEOOQ5p
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) October 15, 2022
Reaction to Karamo's victory pouring in.
"The Republican Party is now pretty well cemented as the party of election denying, conspiracy theories, tin hats and supporting Capitol riots," said former state Rep. Aaron Miller, a Republican from Sturgis.
— Craig Mauger (@CraigDMauger) February 19, 2023