QAnon Casts a Shadow Over Local Governments

The conspiracy theory has gained followers among state and local governments nationwide

Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN

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Illustration: Rob Dobi for GEN

Life in the small coastal town of Sequim, Washington, was upended last summer when Mayor William Armacost loudly and unapologetically promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on a local radio broadcast. Six months later, in the aftermath of the U.S…

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Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/