- In the race for Georgia’s 14th congressional district, Democrat candidate Kevin Van Ausdal announced on Friday that he was running out of races and moving out of state.
- Van Ausdall was running opposite GOP nominee Marjorie Taylor Green, a staunch pro-Trump candidate who has expressed support for the baseless, far-flung law conspiracy theory.
- Green, who won a runoff primary race last month, was already expected to win a seat in a heavily Republican district.
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Kevin Van Ausdall, the Democratic nominee running against controversial GOP nominee Marjorie Taylor Green in Georgia’s 14th congressional district, suddenly dropped out of the House race on Friday.
“I am heartbroken to announce that due to family and personal reasons, I cannot continue this race for Congress,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter. “After lengthy discussions with my team, lawyers, party officials and others, the answer was clear, it would be best for voters to step aside.
Van Ausdal said he would move on from Georgia, which would disqualify him from running for the seat. He said he is resigning from the race so that the Democratic Party “has a chance to bring forward a candidate who can carry this fight to the end.”
Kevin Van Osdal (D) (@KevinWan Osdall) September 11, 2020
He said, “I will put every resource that follows me to defeat Marjorie and restore hope for the people of Northwest Georgia.” ”
According to a report by POLITICO, the Georgia Democratic Party asked Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger to officially disqualify Van Ausdal from the ballot and name a replacement candidate, although it is unclear whether He will allow them to do so.
According to Georgia law, according to Politico, “no vacancy will be filled by the return of a candidate 60 days before the election date”.
Greene was already in favor of winning the race as the district strongly defeated the Republicans. President Donald Trump garnered 75% of the vote in 2016, Business Insider noted earlier.
Green, who won a runoff primary in August to become the only Republican candidate in the race, made headlines for controversial statements and for promoting an unbridled, far-flung law conspiracy theory run by the world’s elite cabaret Goes to bring down Donald Trump and his presidency.
As previously mentioned by Business Insider’s Sonam Sheth and Eliza Rilman, the QAnon conspiracy theory, which originated on 4chan, centers around an unknown online person, known as “Q”.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
“Q is a patriot, we know that for sure, but we don’t know who Q is,” Green said in the 2017 video posted on social media. “I don’t know who Q is, but I’m going to tell you about it because I think it’s something worth listening to and paying attention to.”
As Ben Gilbert of Business Insider previously reported, one QAnon believes that former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the devils involved in a global pedophilia ring. The theories have no basis in reality and have been widely controversial by many reputable sources, including the New York Times.
As recently as on Saturday, Green reiterated his support of the baseless principle, “With every cell in my body, I will always protect children and prevent bad pedophiles.”
-Murgery Taylor Green for Congress (@maggreen) September 12, 2020
As Business Insider previously reported, Green has made racist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, and anti-transgender rhetoric, dubbing other far-right conspiracy theories about the coronovirus epidemic.
Green said that in a tweet last week, Green said that children should not wear face masks to reduce the spread of novel coronoviruses. He also posted a photo of himself holding a gun next to pictures of Reps last week. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib “encouraged strong Orthodox Christians to commit crimes against these socialists.” Facebook and Twitter Removed Green’s controversial post.