He Promoted an Election Conspiracy Film. Now He’s Headed for Congress

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Brandon Gill, nan son-in-law of right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza, has won nan GOP information for a House spot successful Texas’ 26th District. A erstwhile finance banker, Gill group up a right-wing website called nan DC Enquirer successful 2022 to beforehand 2000 Mules, his father-in-law’s disproven conspiracy film astir nan 2020 election.

Gill easy claimed triumph complete 10 different candidates successful nan title to switch Representative Michael Burgess, who is retiring aft 21 years successful Congress. Gill won almost 60 percent of nan ballot successful nan comfortably reddish district, according to AP, and he’s nan overwhelming favourite to triumph erstwhile he faces Democrat Ernest Lineberger III successful November.

Gill was chartless successful nan governmental world until 2022, erstwhile he group up nan DC Enquirer and instantly fashioned it into a staunchly pro-former President Donald Trump outlet that boosted a myriad of predetermination conspiracies.

“2000 Mules is changing minds, group are waking up and realizing that nan 2020 predetermination was neither free nor fair,” Gill wrote connected Twitter successful May 2022, a period aft he attended nan premiere of nan movie astatine Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Gill’s website was 1 of nan main promoters of 2000 Mules, a alleged documentary created by D’Souza that made chaotic allegations astir wide elector fraud successful nan 2020 election. The movie was quickly debunked by multiple fact-checking organizations. In a tribunal proceeding past month, nan group whose claims nan movie was based connected told a judge they had no grounds to backmost up their claims.

In caller weeks, millions of dollars were spent connected onslaught ads by 2 GOP Super PACs to reason far-right Republican House candidates, including Gill. But that was nary lucifer for nan endorsements from a who’s who of nan Republican Party’s MAGA faction, including Trump, his boy Donald Trump Jr, Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Matt Gaetz, Senator Mike Lee, and moreover the McCloskeys—the acold correct mates who became instant Republican celebrities successful 2020 erstwhile they pointed guns astatine Black Lives Matter protesters stepping past their St. Louis home.

And Gill still appears to beryllium focused connected boosting mendacious claims of predetermination fraud successful 2020, posting connected X successful November: “No we are not going to “move on” from a stolen election. Secure our elections!”